Favorite Quotations ~  Critics & Criticism, 2 Kindle 2

"Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger." ~ Franklin P. Jones

Living Proof

A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution. ~ Dustin Hoffman

Listening to critics is like letting Muhammad Ali decide which astronaut goes to the moon. ~ Robert Duvall

When people (talk trash) about you, you have to keep it moving, keep the records hot and keep your head up. ~ Ashanti

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do. ~ Elvis Costello

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping. ~ Maria Callas, Maria Callas, 1981

A lot of people have the answers after the results come in. ~ Grady Little, 10/19/03

Don't listening to those who say you're taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. ~ Neil Simon

I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true. ~ Truman Capote

Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain idea that every man is bound to be a critic of life. ~ Henry van Dyke

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