Quotation by Harold Bloom

I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike—and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two—are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.
Harold Bloom (b. 1930), U.S. literary critic, theorist. Interview, Criticism in Society, ed. Imre Salusinski (1987).
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