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One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
- W. H. Auden

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
- Dale Carnegie

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli speech, January 24, 1860

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
- Henry Fielding

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
- Christopher Hampton

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard

Honest criticism is hard to take - especially when it comes from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
- H. L. Mencken

Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
- American Indian Proverb

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.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
- Harold Rosenberg

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
- Donald H. Rumsfeld

Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic.
- Jean Sibelius

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

Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
- Zeuxis from Pliny the Elder, Natural History

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