“The soppiness and overenthusiasm of modern literary criticism is due to the fact that critics are now clean shaven instead of wearing full-size whiskers.”—P.G. Wodehouse, in a 1935 letter to his agent, in P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters, edited by Sophie Ratcliffe (2013)
The image that accompanies this post, of the great comic writer P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975), was taken around 1904.