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Quote Left By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art characteristic of aristocratic literature; formal qualities will be neglected or actually despised. The style will often be strange, incorrect, overburdened, and loose, and almost always strong and bold. Writers will be more anxious to work quickly than to perfect details. Short works will be commoner than long books, wit than erudition, imagination than depth. There will be a rude and untutored vigor of thought with great variety and singular fecundity. Authors will strive to astonish more than to please, and to stir passions rather than to charm taste. Quote Right
Quote Left The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through Quote Right
Quote Left What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense. Quote Right
Quote Left The old idea that the joke was not good enough for the company has been superseded by the new aristocratic idea that the company was not worthy of the joke. They have introduced an almost insane individualism into that one form of intercourse which is specially and uproariously communal. They have made even levities into secrets. They have made laughter lonelier than tears. Quote Right
Quote Left Aphorisms are essentially an aristocratic genre of writing. The aphorist does not argue or explain, he asserts; and implicit in his assertion is a conviction that he is wiser and more intelligent than his readers. Quote Right
Quote Left My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic. Quote Right
Quote Left Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them. Quote Right
Quote Left We are tired of aristocratic explanations in Harvard words. Quote Right