"A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men."
"A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers."
"It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality. You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities - life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked."
"Malice is only another name for mediocrity."