Writers on Criticism



“To escape criticism–do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”          –Elbert Hubbard



“It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.”–Virginia Woolf




“When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly…I think: Any fool can make a rule/  And every fool will mind it.”–Henry David Thoreau 


“It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one’s children will become than for the children one’s ‘mature’ critics often are.”–Alice Walker


Eventually everyone knows if you did the job or not.—Jim Harrison

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