04 January 2013

Quotable Powell #102

Anthony Powell once maintained that humanity's crucial division was between "agents" and "patients" — that is, between the comparatively small group of people who do things, and the rather larger body to whom things are done. My own view — that humankind is essentially split into highbrows and lowbrows.

DJ Taylor in Independent, 28 October 2012
Contributed by Keith Marshall

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