Critics

Famous quotes containing the word critics:

    Some critics are like chimneysweepers; they put out the fire below, and frighten the swallows from the nests above; they scrape a long time in the chimney, cover themselves with soot, and bring nothing away but a bag of cinders, and then sing out from the top of the house, as if they had built it.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)

    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 (b. 1944)

    I don’t like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can’t do it.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)