I seldom offered drinks or lunches to the people I interviewed. It gave my research a certain spartan, puritan quality

We savored the irony of an elegant, immaculate magazine being put together in an inelegant, un-dressed-up shop.… There was no reception room on any floor

The editing process was arduous and time-consuming, since there was hardly a paragraph that was not touched

unable to be outrageous himself, he relished outrageousness in others

Mr. Shawn had ceaseless battles with her, because many of her views were antipathetic to him

When he [Shawn] was accepting a piece, he was very quick. He never felt the need to prove that he had read the piece and mastered the material

Ved Mehta