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  • Kenneth Tynan
    Kenneth Tynan
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    A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
  • William Shenstone
    William Shenstone
    English poet 1714-1763
    William Shenstone
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    A poet that fails in writing becomes often a morose critic. The weak and insipid white wine makes at length excellent vinegar.
  • Pauline Kael
    Pauline Kael
    American film critic
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    In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
  • William Archer
    William Archer
    Scottish writer and theatre critic 1856-1924
    William Archer
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    One of the first and most important things for a critic to learn is how to sleep undetected in the theater.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
    John Keats
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    Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
    Walter Benjamin
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    The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
  • John Steinbeck
    John Steinbeck
    American author 1902-1968
    John Steinbeck
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    Time is the only critic without ambition.
  • Channing Pollock
    Channing Pollock
    American actor
    Channing Pollock
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    A critic is a legless man who teaches running.
  • Friedrich Schlegel
    Friedrich Schlegel
    German philosopher, criticus, writer 1772-1829
    Friedrich Schlegel
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    A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
  • H. Manning
    H. Manning
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    A critic knows more than the author he criticises, or just as much, or at least somewhat less.
  • Augustus William Hare
    Augustus William Hare
    British writer
    Augustus William Hare
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    A critic should be a pair of snuffers. He is oftener an extinguisher, and not seldom a thief.
    Source: Guesses at Truth
  • Wilson Mizner
    Wilson Mizner
    American Author 1876-1933
    Wilson Mizner
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    A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
  • Bernard Williams
    Bernard Williams
    English philosopher 1929-2003
    Bernard Williams
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    A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
  • Kenneth Tynan
    Kenneth Tynan
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    A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
    Walter Bagehot
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    A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.
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