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“It's very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance.”
“... on the whole I think you should write biographies of those you admire and respect, and novels about human beings who you think are sadly mistaken.”
Penelope Fitzgerald, English novelist, poet, essayist, biographer
(1916 - 2000)