They know only the established,-in fact, they are the established. They are weak minded, and the established impresses itself upon them as easily as the name of the brewery is impressed on a beer bottle. And their function is to catch all the young fellows attending the university, to drive out of their minds any glimmering originality that may chance to be there, and to put upon them the stamp of the established.
I went back to collecting Buck Rogers. My life has been happy ever since. For that was the beginning of my writing science fiction. Since then, I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Nobody likes to be picked on. Nobody.
— Caroline Meade, how can you let your husband conduct this slave auction!
— How dare you criticize me! melanie told the doctor that if it's for the Cause, it's quite all right.
— She did?
— Where are my smelling saults? I think I shall faint.
— Don't you dare faint, Pittypat! If Melanie says it's all right, it is all right.
At a charity evening in favor of the soldiers of the Confederacy, for the sake of fundraising, Dr. Meade announced that gentlemen can buy a dance my lady.
The critic is a person who even in the ideal can find a small hole, and will begin to stick in it anything.