Quotable #5: Critics

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“Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.” – Henry Fielding

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkMLaw and Facebook. My email is learnfunfacts@gmail.com
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10 Responses to Quotable #5: Critics

  1. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    I would certainly love to invite you to stop by at the other blog which is secondary, and therefore much less visible: https://inesepogalifeschool.com/ I also have a different perspective, and this perspective has evolved within 35 years of medical research and observations. Art blog is only for art.

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  2. chape says:

    Nice quote 🙂

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  3. Love this quote and am in total agreement – and still trying to understand why it’s true.

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    • When I read this quote at first, my initial thought was like, “well, anyone is entitled to their own opinions.” Then I suddenly thought of those art critics, music critics, food critics, etc….

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      • Exactly! A personal pet peeve of mine is film critics. I fail to see how someone who studied film, worked in the industry, or has seen every film on the planet has an opinion that’s more relevant (or valuable) than the next person’s. Opinions are subjective based on belief systems and life experiences. Two people can sit together, watch the same film and come away with differing opinions simply because they’re two different people.

        Yet, the opinions of “professional” critics have closed down stage plays and restaurants, and ended careers.

        It would be better -and more logical in MY mind – for people to think for themselves and not wait for the opinion of some random critic before making choices and decisions.

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      • They like to force their opinions on people’s throats and they portray youas an idiot if you don’t agree with them…

        This is more apparent if the critics are social media “influencers”. A few words from them can destroy someone’s career.

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  4. Critics are usually failures who have taken 14th rate jobs.

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  5. dlanfreires says:

    Haters gonna hate. Just shake it off.
    -Taylor Swift

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