n. A person who boasts that they are hard to please, which is a direct result of the fact that nobody tries to please them.
n. A person who knows the way but can't drive the car.
n. A group of biases held loosely together by a poor sense of taste.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
— Harold Rosenberg
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
— Christopher Hampton
Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic.
— Jean Sibelius
A "critic" is a man who creates nothing and thereby feels qualified to judge the work of creative men. There is logic in this; he is unbiased – he hates all creative people equally.
— Robert Heinlein