• Nearly all bookish people are snobs, and especially the more enlightened among them. They are apt to assume that if a writer has immense circulation, if he is enjoyed by plain persons, and if he can fill several theatres at once, he cannont possibly be worth reading and merits only indifference and disdain.

    Arnold Bennett (1974). “Arnold Bennett: the Evening standard years: "Books and persons" 1926-1931”, Shoe String Pr Inc