Malcolm Cowley — American Critic born on August 24, 1898, died on March 27, 1989

Malcolm Cowley was an American novelist, poet, literary critic, and journalist... (wikipedia)

They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.
Be kind and considerate with your criticism... It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
Authors are sometimes like tomcats: They distrust all the other toms but they are kind to kittens.
It would have been the equivalent of Jackson Pollock's attempts to copy the Sistine Chapel.
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.

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