Said French Novelist Barbey d'Aurevilly: "Léon Bloy is a cathedral gargoyle who pours the waters of heaven down on the good and on the wicked."
Said Belgian Author Maurice Maeterlinck: Léon Bloy wrote "the only work of [his] day in which there are evident marks of genius, if by genius one means certain flashes 'in depth.' "
Said the late Irish Critic Ernest Boyd: Bloy was "an abusive, ungrateful parasite, a past master of vituperation. . . ."
Wrote Léon Bloy of himself: "I am simply a poor man who seeks his God, sobbing and calling Him along all roads. . . ."