The center will not hold if it has been spot-welded by an operator whose deepest concern is not with the weld but with his lottery ticket.
"I place my hope not on government, not on political parties, but on faith in the power of the religion of Jesus Christ to conquer all prejudices , to break down all walls of separation, and to weld together men of all races in one great brotherhood ".
When he looks back, the critic sees a eunuch's shadow. Who would be a critic if he could be a writer? Who would hammer out the subtlest insight into Dostoevsky if he could weld an inch of the Karamazovs, or argue the poise of Lawrence if he could shape the free gust of life in The Rainbow?George Steiner