Quotation by Logan Pearsall Smith

A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.
Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. Afterthoughts, "Art and Letters," (1931).

Cyril Connolly wrote, "A best-seller is the golden touch of mediocre talent." (Journal and Memoir, ch. 11, ed. David Pryce-Jones (1983)).
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