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"A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car."  (Kenneth Tynan)

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

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

"If I were still a critic, I would loathe knowing the person I was writing about. There's enough of an incestuous relationship between subject and writer."  (Manny Farber, American film theorist)

"In literary criticism the critic has no choice but to make over the victim of his attention into something the size and shape of himself."  (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley)

"Nothing touches a work of art so little as words of criticism: they always result in more or less fortunate misunderstandings."  (Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet)

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

"To avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."  (Elbert Hubbard, American author, 1856-1915)

"We have to be able to criticise what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if your not trying to make something better, than as far as I can tell, you are just in the way."  (Ani Difranco)

"Western man, especially the Western critic, still finds it very hard to go into print and say: 'I recommend you to go and see this because it gave me an erection.'"  (Kenneth Tynan)

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