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  • critics

    Whenever I run out of material I read my critics: they are my most reliable sources of inspiration. As long as they are around (and may the Good Lord keep and preserve them) I will not know what writerís block is.

  • #2
    Re: critics

    Once in my salad days when I contradicted a fellow Armenian with some degree of vehemence, he said, "You may be right" with complete indifference, smiled, and turned his back on me.


    That's when I learned an important lesson: in an argument let the facts speak for themselves. No need to assert the moral strength of your argument. Moral strength may color your perception of reality and thus weaken your position.


    • #3
      Re: critics

      Julian Barnes (b. 1946), English writer: "The greatest patriotism is to tell your country when it is behaving dishonorably, foolishly, viciously."


      • #4
        Re: critics

        Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. poet: "Life is a xxxxx. You've got to go out and kick ass."


        • #5
          Re: critics

          You begin to grow up on the day you realize not everyone who is against you is wrong, and not everyone who dislikes you has poor taste.


          • #6
            Re: critics

            ON EDUCATION
            We should teach our children to say:
            “I disagree with what you say,
            but I will neither raise my voice
            nor go down into the gutter to prove you wrong.”


            • #7
              Re: critics

              The right word at the right time
              can be as effective as a hammer-blow to the head.


              • #8
                Re: critics

                One of the advantages is that
                no one will ever bother writing
                his reminisces of you
                and expose to the world
                the kind of xxxx you were.


                • #9
                  Re: critics

                  Socrates and Christ have taught me, to say what must be said can be a capital offense.


                  • #10
                    Re: critics

                    It has been said that the sensitive person
                    is always at the mercy of the rude.
                    Something similar could be said of the wise
                    and the loud-mouth ignoramus.