No star is ever lost we once have seen, we always may be what we might have been.
I think one ages and one dates. I tend to have a good deal of difficulty in liking some of the new poets.
At times I think and at times I am.
The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.
That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false.
There are numerous cases of that, where one of our writers discovers another writer whom he likes, and we then take that book on. So it’s a very close relationship. We can do that because we’re so small.
Allow me to say that I would long since have committed suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin.
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
We see them when they come to New York. They stay at my wife’s apartment. We have quite a correspondence with them at all times. They play a very important role, the authors in the firm, because so much of the material we publish is suggested by them.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.