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«Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn't have any beginning or any end. He didn't mean it as a compliment, but it was.»
«Actors yearn for the perfect director, athletes for the perfect coach, priests for the perfect pope, presidents for the perfect historian. Writers hunger for the perfect reviewer.»
«Reviewers must normally function as huff-and-puff artists blowing laggard theatergoers stageward.»
«Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.»
«Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.»
«Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.»
«I looked out for what the metropolitan reviewers would have to say. They seemed to fall into two classes: those who had little to say and those who had nothing.»
«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.»
Author: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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«Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.»
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
«Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.»
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge