• I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else's living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another's brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.

    John Updike, James Plath (1994). “Conversations with John Updike”, p.113, Univ. Press of Mississippi