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A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
~ Iris Murdoch

 

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A critic is a legless man who teaches running.
~ Channing Pollock

 

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A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
~ Kenneth Tynan

 

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A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
~ Friedrich Schlegel

 

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A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
~ Wilson Mizner

 

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A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, ''Oh, I don't like it.'' One might say it's the best muffin ever made. One might say it's an awful muffin. It's hard for me to say. It's for me to make the muffin.
~ Denzel Washington

 

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A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
~ Bern Williams

 

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A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
~ Kenneth Tynan

 

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A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
~ Dustin Hoffman

 

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A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
~ Jim Bishop

 

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A louse in the locks of literature.
~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

 

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A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
~ William Shenstone

 

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A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
~ Lord Byron

 

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A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
~ Jean Baudrillard

 

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A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
~ James Russell Lowell

 

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A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
~ James Russell Lowell

 

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Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

 

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After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
~ Edith Wharton

 

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All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
~ Ted Turner

 

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All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.
~ Anonymous

 

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