Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

—Andy Warhol

CRITIC, n. A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him.

—Ambrose Bierce, _The Devil’s Dictionary

I am not a critic; to me criticism is so often nothing more than the eye garrulously denouncing the shape of the peephole that gives access to hidden treasure.

—Djuna Barnes, “The Songs of Synge : The Man Who Shaped His Life as He Shaped His Plays”