we perhaps have the elements of a mutually beneficial manufacturing venture

If all the critics and all their books were to disappear tomorrow, filmmakers would still make films and their works would still hold the same value as before

It is like the old question, is it better to love or be loved? Because it isn’t a toss-up. There is a right answer there, and it isn’t even close, though most people seem to get it wrong

Flaubert’s advice was to hew to convention in personal matters, the better to be fierce and original in work. But the average person doesn’t do anything artistic for work

His suggestion was that I should annex to the contract, not a sum of money but a catalogue of penalties

looking back on the exhibitions and press reviews, the collections and dispersals at Christie’s, it is easy to see that it [Art] has been mainly regulated by dealers

The relative brevity of poetry, combined with the longer time it takes to write, would in general seem to make it peculiarly unsuited to payment by the sheet

The concept of an educated man being allowed by this society to work with his hands is relatively new, and the credit for this must go at least in part to Dolmetsch and William Morris

if those whom we call Architects have to learn to handle not only the compasses and square but the brush, the chisel and the modelling tool

Of the couples where one partner earns vastly more, the other tends to bring cultural clout, grander relatives, a handy passport or some such equaliser