During the recent... , ok, first ever, cleaning of my desk, this was found scribbled on a slip of paper under my keyboard. Since it was beneath a receipt that is several years old, it’s probably not a recent quote.
She was willing to pay the price of not being universally popular because she cared more about connecting with readers than sparing everyone's tender sensibilities. James Wolcott on Pauline Kael
Apparently I was anticipating the need for excuses before I even thought about blogging.
Update: just looked up the post by James Wolcott the quote came from.