"A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't."
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"It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you."
"There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic."
"Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play."
"A louse in the locks of literature."
"All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it."
"The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all."
"A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car."
"Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize."
"He who throws dirt always loses ground."
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism."
"There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him."
"Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat"
"It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism."
"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."
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