Ford Madox Ford, 1873 - 1939
Born: 17 December 1873, Merton, Surrey, England, UK
Died: 26 June 1939, Deauville, France
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- But for the judging of contemporary literature the only test is one's personal taste. If you much like a new book, you must call it literature even though you find no other soul to agree with you, and if you dislike a book you must declare that it is not literature though a million voices should shout you that you are wrong. The ultimate decision will be made by Time. permalink
The March of Literature (1939)
- He added that a Frenchman in the train had given him a great sandwich that so stank of garlic that he had been inclined to throw it at the fellow's head. permalink
- Like Peter Pan, he never grew up, and he lived his own stories with such intensity that he ended by believing them himself. permalink
on his friend Jack London
- This is the saddest story I have ever heard. permalink
first lines of The Good Soldier (1915)
- Two and only two classes of books are of universal appeal: the very best and the very worst. The very worst, securing immediate attention by way of some trick, gradually fade from the public memories; the very best, being solid and ship-shape productions of solid and ship-shape men with no nonsense about them, remain. permalink
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