"Reviewers with some ..." Quote of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. Adonais, preface (1821). First draft, later removed.
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