There must always be a fringe of the experimental in literature--poems bizarre in form and curious in content, stories that overreach for what has not hitherto been put in story form, criticism that mingles a search for new truth with bravado. We should neither scoff at this trial margin nor take it too seriously. Without it, literature becomes inert and complacent. But the everyday person's reading is not, ought not to be, in the margin. He asks for a less experimental diet, and his choice is sound. If authors and publishers would give him more heed they would do wisely. They are afraid of the swarming populace who clamor for vulgar sensation (and will pay only what it is worth), and they are afraid of petulant literati who insist upon sophisticated sensation (and desire complimentary copies). The stout middle class, as in politics and industry, has far less influence than its good sense and its good taste and its ready purse deserve.
Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
I'm a warrior for the middle class.
I would say I came from upper middle class family.
I came from Nebraska, a very middle class family with a progressive father.
Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
Prior to 1940, the affluent and the middle class began to converge, but after 1979, the economic gap between the middle class and affluent widened significantly.
When I ascended from the depths of the working class to the middle class, the higher I got, the more dishonesty I found.
Policing was developed, created, and implemented for the elite, and - in the case of the United States - the elites were and almost entirely remain white, upper middle class, cisgender straight men.
I'm not for the sort of trade deals that hollow out our standards while they hollow out our middle class and middle class wages.
I want to lower taxes for the middle class.
The middle class should not continue to foot the bill for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires.
When monetary policy destroys the currency, it always destroys the middle class.
I strongly support tax relief for the middle class.