"It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism."
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"Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at."
"The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route."
"All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism."
"Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine."
"Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience."
"The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic."
"A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia."
"We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause."
"When the critics come around it's always too late."
"All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics."
"No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy."
"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."
"Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings."
"A critic is a legless man who teaches running."
"Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar."
"Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod."
"They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own."
"Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins."
"Those who have free seats at a play hiss first."
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