"The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them."
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"Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters."
"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do."
"It is much easier to be critical than to be correct."
"Critics are those who have failed in literature and art."
"Blame is safer than praise."
"Critics are already made."
"No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people."
"In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay."
"Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read."
"They condemn what they do not understand."
"He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself."
"Every crisis offers you extra desired power."
"Every little thing counts in a crisis."
"Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think."
"These are the times that try men's souls."
"Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance."
"The time is out of joint. O cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right!"
"There's a fine line between participation and mockery."
"Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity."
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