John Gardner

“In a world where nearly everything that passes for art is tinny and commercial and often, in addition, hollow and academic, I argue--by reason and by banging the table--for an old-fashioned view of what art is and does and what the fundamental business of critics ought therefore to be. Not that I want joy taken out of the arts; but even frothy entertainment is not harmed by a touch of moral responsibility, at least an evasion of too fashionable simplifications.”


John Gardner, On Moral Fiction
Read more quotes from John Gardner


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Quotes
My Quotes
Add A Quote

This Quote Is From

On Moral Fiction On Moral Fiction by John Gardner
554 ratings, average rating, 65 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...