"I gave up teaching graduate students. I escaped into the undergraduate classroom - in other words, slipped happily underground in order to talk to people who, like me, need to read great literature just as much as they need to eat"
— Frank Lentricchia
Found via Why Literature? By Cristina Vischer Bruns
"Let’s kiss in the clouds upside down
And make a smile of the world’s somber frown"
— The Illustrious words of “Me”
"In short, rhetoric is a mode of altering reality, not by the direct application of energy to objects, but by the creation of discourse which changes reality through the mediation of thought and action."
— Lloyd F. Bitzer
-The Rhetorical Situation, 1968