• Early in his life Mr. [Ezra] Pound met with strong, continued, and unintelligent opposition. If people keep opposing you when you are right, you think them fools; and after a time, right or wrong, you think them fools simply because they oppose you. Similarly, you write true things or good things, and end by thinking things true or good simply because you write them

    "Kipling, Auden & Co: Essays and Reviews 1935-1964". Book by Randall Jarrell, "Poets: Old, New, and Aging" (p. 44), 1980.