The Critic


this, is worth a read…

thanks “Teddy”

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

“Citizenship in a Republic,”
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910


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2 thoughts on “The Critic

  1. If a beer is brewed with no-one to drink it, does it taste of anything? *waves hands mysteriously*

  2. “Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot”. – D H Lawrence

    “Opinions are like assholes. Everybody’s got one and everyone thinks everyone else’s stinks.”

    or how about;

    “those who can, do. Those who can’t, criticise. Those who can’t form a coherent critical argument, blog. Those who can’t blog, retweet. LOL”

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