Clive James in The Guardian, on the late literary agent Pat Kavanagh:
Every literary career is different but the same principles apply. The first principle is to have principles. The writer should not expect to have junk published; the publisher should not expect to get away with publishing junk; and the agent should not expect to be praised for extracting a huge advance from the publisher for a piece of junk that will never get the advance back.
Ouch. You know what, Clive, you can't get Spangles any more, either.