„Now, practically all reviewers have academic aspirations. The people from the universities are used to a captive audience, but the literary journalist has to please his audience.“

—  V. S. Pritchett, As quoted in "V.S. Pritchett Himself" http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/06/18/specials/theroux-pritchett.html?_r=1&oref=slogin by Paul Theroux in The New York Times (22 May 1977)
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écrivain britannique 1900 - 1997
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„It's obvious that in an intelligent educated audience such as this university, I stress this university. Who saw fit to give them accreditation?“

—  Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941
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