Quote of the Day | 0831

What we love about fiction writers is their willingness to dare this submergence, to give up, in behalf of brute reality, the voice of a wise and presentable man. The critic comes to us in a suit and tie. He is a gentleman. He is right. A pox on him, as Goethe said.

John Updike, on the safety of criticism

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