Henry Seidel Canby Quotes

Enjoy the top 13 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by Henry Seidel Canby.

Henry Seidel Canby Quotes

Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism ... the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
— Henry Seidel Canby —

There must always be a fringe of the experimental in literature
poems bizarre in form and curious in content, stories that overreach for what has not hitherto been put in story form, criticism that mingles a search for new truth with bravado. We should neither scoff at this trial margin nor take it too seriously. Without it, literature becomes inert and complacent. But the everyday person's reading is not, ought not to be, in the margin. He asks for a less experimental diet, and his choice is sound. If authors and publishers would give him more heed they would do wisely. They are afraid of the swarming populace who clamor for vulgar sensation (and will pay only what it is worth), and they are afraid of petulant literati who insist upon sophisticated sensation (and desire complimentary copies). The stout middle class, as in politics and industry, has far less influence than its good sense and its good taste and its ready purse deserve.

— Henry Seidel Canby

Live deep instead of fast.

— Henry Seidel Canby

Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism ... the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.

— Henry Seidel Canby

The London 'Academy' has seen fit recently to scoff at the critics who have been exercising themselves ove rthe so-called art of the Short Story ... But the new Short Story has gained more individuality. It supports the magazines and has invaded the newspapers

— Henry Seidel Canby

Henry Seidel Canby Quotes Pictures

Want to see more pictures of Henry Seidel Canby quotes? Click on image of Henry Seidel Canby quotes to view full size.

Henry Seidel Canby Quotes Pictures 1
Henry Seidel Canby Quotes Pictures 2
Henry Seidel Canby Quotes Pictures 3
Henry Seidel Canby Quotes Pictures 4