Quotation by P.D. James

Great literature cannot grow from a neglected or impoverished soil. Only if we actually tend or care will it transpire that every hundred years or so we might get a Middlemarch.
P.D. (Phyllis Dorothy) James (b. 1920), British mystery writer. Daily Telegraph (London, April 14, 1988).

Full name is Phyllis Dorothy James White.
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