Friday 16 February 2024

One Quality

There is one quality which unites all great and perdurable writers, you don’t NEED schools and colleges to keep ‘em alive. Put them out of the curriculum, lay them in the dust of libraries, and once in every so often a chance reader, unsubsidized and unbridled, will dig them up again, put them in the light again, without asking favors.
Ezra Pound,  ABC of Reading (New York: New Directions, 1960; 1934), p. 45.