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Letter "H" » Harold Bloom Quotes
«In the finest critics one hears the full cry of the human. They tell one why it matters to read.»
«We read deeply for varied reasons, most of them familiar: that we cannot know enough people profoundly enough; that we need to know ourselves better; that we require knowledge, not just of self and others, but of the way things are.»
«What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering.»
«I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike , and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two , are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.»
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«He is a great artist. He may be the finest artist among American writers since William Faulkner and Henry James. There's the endless variety of modes he works in. His style, his stance, his point of view.»
«I think that's not reading because there's nothing there to be read,»
«It's hard to think of a rival,»
«I saw the Oxford English Dictionary there for the first time.»