Five Great Quotations about Critics

“There is probably no hell for authors in the next world – they suffer so much from critics and publishers in this.” – C. N. Bovee

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

“What a blessed thing it is that nature, when she invented, manufactured and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left!” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“There is no mistaking the dismay on the face of a writer who has just heard that his brain child is a deformed idiot.” – L. Sprague de Camp

“Thank your readers and the critics who praise you, and then ignore them. Write for the most intelligent, wittiest, wisest audience in the universe: Write to please yourself.” – Harlan Ellison