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“Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land, And don't criticize What you can't understand”
“A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded”
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't.”
“Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.”
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“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
“I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that's making me successful.”
“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.”
“A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.”
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