… and shit floats too.
Publishers, and other people in the position of arbiters of taste and talent, sometimes convince themselves of the self-serving notion that “cream rises to the top.” And yet, though there are brilliant people who achieve and succeed, there is also much that is mediocre that reaches the highest levels. And much that is brilliant that is unknown and lost. We need to amend the cliche:
Cream rises to the top, and shit floats too.