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Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.

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Brilliant people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people.

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The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.

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In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

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Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!

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To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.

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I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.

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Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.

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We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

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