Well said

In remembered rapture: the writer at work, author bell hooks says, “It takes critical vigilance not to be swept away by all the forces of materialist greed that encourage any writer eager to be more successful to dispense with integrity in the interest of making the big deals.”  She says, “Young writers . . . see the issues of ethics and integrity as concerns of the naive, of those who a young agent suggested to me are just not ‘hungry enough.’  When I came to New York I believed that it would be possible to garner greater financial reward for work well done, acquire a larger audience for my work, and maintain my integrity as a writer.  Experience has confirmed that all this is possible.”