Presented here in all their glory, and in order from first to last, are my losing entries for the TLS
Romantic poets “admired the poetry of previous generations, very rightly, for the taste it left in the head, and, failing
“Secondly, and more seriously, it has been deduced from this belief that you are liable to destroy the poem if
“Eventually you’ll know more than I do, and then you can have the job.” Roger Ebert. This is from Ebert’s
“The price a world language must be prepared to pay is submission to many different kinds of use.” Chinua Achebe.
“Profundity must be concealed. Where? On the surface.” Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929), an Austrian modernist writer, is