Allen Literaturwissenschaftlern ins Stammbuch
1956 schreibt Professor R. D. Waller einen Brief an Dorothy L. Sayers, in dem er ihr für einen Vortrag dankt, den sie an der University of Manchester über Dante gehalten hat. Dieser Vortrag „had heart in it“, damit meine er
that it was about something humanly interesting and that you were humanly interested in it … I dont’t see why professors and lecturers shouldn’t try to give lectures like yours and so put a bit of heart into their universities … I think you do a good thing giving lectures like that when you can at universities … University people have grown shy of committing themselves to anything, especially in the presence of their colleagues, for fear of being proved wrong, or perhaps of being thought naive for having any beliefs or enthusiasms.
zitiert nach: Barbary Reynolds: Dorothy L. Sayers – Her Life and Soul, 1993, S. 355