Reconsidering: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 80 pages
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Familiar Quotations Reconsidering ndash; ReviewReview your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.ndash;Les BrownSatire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.ndash;Lenny BruceUnlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.ndash;Harold ClurmanRecognize the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review.ndash;Edward DahlbergWhen possible make the decisions now, even if action is in the future. A reviewed decision usually is better than one reached at the last moment.ndash;William GivenA good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.ndash;Dustin HoffmanNothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce in the authoritative statement of the reviewer.ndash;R. H. HuttonOne of the greatest creations of the human mind is the art of reviewing books without having read them.ndash;Georg C. LichtenbergProlonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.ndash;George OrwellI never read a book before reviewing it. It prejudices me so.ndash;Sydney Smith

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