What remains therefore, but that our last Recourse must be had to large Indexes, and little Compendiums; Quotations must be plentifully gathered, and bookt in alphabet

I have now attained the true art of letter-writing, which we are always told, is to express on paper what one would say to the same person by word of mouth

Never did any book carry more internal evidence of its author

The planning of Le Corbusier, or Robert Moses, can only be based on crass simplification and repetition of familiar themes

I rarely comment explicitly on the merits of an article, but ‘EV 4, 1234’ indicates a piece less good than ‘EV 4, 1234 (Pecorino)’

how artfully Frank Crowninshield, the editor at that time, combined the seduction of visual glamour with the edge of cultural and social commentary

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

A lesser paradox of our times is that men and women are declared learned for having written long essays unfit to publish

We call a ‘theorist’ whoever set words on paper about music

To the modern reader, they [Platonic dialogues] cease to be such as soon as they become serious, and I may even venture to say that in any modern society they would justly be voted tedious

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