Quote of the Day

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

God bless the straightforward writer, and God bless those with the ability to amuse, provoke, surprise, shock, appall.

The purpose of literature is to Delight. To create or endorse the Scholastic is a craven desire. It may yield a low-level self-satisfaction, but how can this compare with our joy at great, generous writing? With our joy of discovery of worth in the simple and straightforward? Is this Jingoism? The use of the term’s a wish to side with the powerful, the Curator, the Editor. The schoolmaster’s bad enough in the schoolroom; I prefer to keep him out of my bookshelf.

David Mamet

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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1 Response to Quote of the Day

  1. Fenster says:

    Mamet can be appalling.

    Like

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