"No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy."
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"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."
"Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead."
"Even the lion has to defend himself against flies."
"Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it."
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway."
"Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are."
"A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach."
"As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation."
"A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind."
"The dread of criticism is the death of genius."
"I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so."
"Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard."
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