"As to the Adjective: when in doubt, strike it out."
— Mark Twain
"As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers."
— Cyril Connolly
"No publisher should ever express an opinion of the value of what he publishes. That is a matter entirely for the critic to decide… A publisher is simply a useful middle-man. It is not for him to anticipate the verdict of criticism."
— Oscar Wide