Until you have made your own survey and your own closer inspection you might at least beware and avoid accepting opinions:
1 From men who haven’t themselves produced notable work.
2 From men who have not themselves taken the risk of printing the results of their own personal inspection and survey, even if they are seriously making one.
Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading
The only thing that does not avenge itself upon him are his notes.
Elias Canetti, The Secret Heart of the Clock