Quotations About / On: ACROSTIC

  • 1.
    A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza;—read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841).)
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  • 2.
    Criticism occupies the lowest place in the literary hierarchy: as regards form, almost always; and as regards moral value, incontestably. It comes after rhyming games and acrostics, which at least require a certain inventiveness.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by Francis Steegmuller. The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert, letter, June 28-29, 1853, to Louise Colet (Farrar, Strauss and Young, 1953).)
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