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“The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.”
“Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs”
“I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.”
Henry David Thoreau
“The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not”
“If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.”
“Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.”
“Whatever harsh criticisms may be passed on the construction of her sentences, she at least possesses that one touch of vulgarity that makes the whole world kin.”
“Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.”
“A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her”
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