"Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well."
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"In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising."
"Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries."
"The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things."
"The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being."
"The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized."
"A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic."
"A sneer is the weapon of the weak."
"Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door."
"People who ask for your criticism want only praise."
"Critical remarks are only made by people who love you."
"Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl."
"It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic."
"Criticism is prejudice made plausible."
"Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire."
"A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant."
"One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others."
"Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it."
"We are suffering from too much sarcasm."
"Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit."
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