"If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it."
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"Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another."
"Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!"
"Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting."
"The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces."
"Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!"
"Write how you want, the critic shall show the world you could have written better."
"The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws."
"It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not."
"Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard."
"Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil."
"If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge"
"A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution."
"If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better."
"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
"I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one."
"As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks."
"Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves."
"Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing."
"What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you."
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