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101. "I don't go online, I don't read reviews, I try not to look at anything on the Internet."
Author: Aaron Johnson
102. "I was seeing a lot of really good things about Get Shorty when it came out, and my wife pointed out that if you validate the good reviews, you also have to validate the bad reviews."
Author: Barry Sonnenfeld
103. "I'm a film buff and I was keen to find out about the response to Daniel Craig's 007. 'Empire' and 'Hot Dog' had great reviews, and finally he's been accepted as the new Bond. So many millions go into that franchise that if you make a mistake, it's awful."
Author: Burn Gorman
104. "I welcome reviews from all readers. I take criticism well; but please . . . no comments on my author face!"
Author: C.C. Alma
105. "I started my own magazine with drawings, commentary, news, film reviews and drawings."
Author: Carlos Fuentes
106. "I don't generally publicly respond toreviews, no matter how wrong-headed or perspicacious I think them. Nine times out of ten, writers' responses to critics seem to me at best undignified."
Author: China Miéville
107. "Do you like being teased?" I whispered."I enjoy previews," he said, the words confident, but his voice rough with arousal. -Merit and Ethan"
Author: Chloe Neill
108. "I don't really read reviews and comments that much. There just isn't a lot to be gained from it."
Author: Chris Hardwick
109. "Neither harsh reviews, the contempt of equals nor the indifference of superiors can affect those who have once tapped the great heart of suffering humanity and found out what a goldmine it is."
Author: Cyril Connolly
110. "I don't take reviews very seriously, but in their totality I think they are representative of how the audience feels, and of what their reaction is. There's always one guy who doesn't get it."
Author: David Zucker
111. "I have forgotten my rave reviews and memorized my vicious ones - like most writers."
Author: Erica Jong
112. "I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists."
Author: Estelle Parsons
113. "I don't read good reviews. I like to know what percentages are going on. When Sony sends out something saying that people are liking the movie, I like to know that, but I don't actually sit and read the good stuff."
Author: Evan Goldberg
114. "Literature suffers because writers give their books to colleagues who will then write glowing reviews or saccharine introductions."
Author: F. Sionil José
115. "You won't believe this. 99% of reviews on GoodBetterBestReads are written by less than one percent of the members.Did you hear that? 99%! Let's repeat it. 99%. Let's repeat it. 99%.Now, the thing is, we thought that by getting one percent to do all the writing, we could sell to the 100%.We placed a lot of trust in the one percent. Can you see our dilemma?A lot of people's welfare depended on the one percent.What would happen to our cocktails and our cars and our condos, if the one percent staged a strike?"
Author: G.R. Reader
116. "And then they started deleting the protest reviews.That was my line. When they started to stamp out dissent, actually to make it disappear with virtually no excuse for doing so...that's not neglect. That's not an overwhelmed person or people trying to figure it out. That's an entity that has decided that they do not care, that they have moved on from the issue, do not see it as an issue, and is trying to avoid bad press. Or they are too far down the line to backtrack on what they've been doing and save face. They're content with their wildly inconsistent policy enough to no longer care what effect it is having on their user base. If you try to silence dissent, then something is very, very wrong."
Author: G.R. Reader
117. "I owe all my originality, such as it is, to my determination not to be a literary man. Instead of belonging to a literary club I belong to a municipal council. Instead of drinking and discussing authors and reviews, I sit on committees with capable practical greengrocers and bootmakers... Keep away from books and from men who get their ideas from books, and your own books will always be fresh."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
118. "My dad thought I'd end up in the poorhouse or in doughnut shops with a bag full of reviews."
Author: Henry Czerny
119. "We got some devastating reviews on Animal House at the start."
Author: Ivan Reitman
120. "Ciabattari is a master of transformation as she gives these stories of loss, woe, crisis and collapse the salutary and sometimes bracing pleasures of plain good fiction."--Kirkus Reviews"
Author: Jane Ciabattari
121. "We set up a beta site, a test site, with movie, music and book reviews. If you're reading them and you want to buy a book or a ticket for a movie that's reviewed on the site, you can do that without leaving our site."
Author: Jay Chiat
122. "I've done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they're good reviews - you believe that and you're lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that's true and you read that and you're lost."
Author: Jenny Agutter
123. "Having your book edited is like watching your cat being operated on. It's uncomfortable and someone is probably going to get hurt. Most likely the cat. But in the end, things work out for the best and your cat is better it. And then your cat gets released in hardcover, and you have to read all of his reviews."
Author: Jenny Lawson
124. "If I stop to think about fans, or best-selling, or not best-selling, or good reviews, or not-good reviews, it just becomes too much. It's like staring at the mirror all day."
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
125. "But 'I worked hard on this' doesn't exempt you from criticism. Those harsh reviews aren't about anyone being out to get me. It's not an Authors vs. Reviewers thing. It's people taking the time to express their opinions because they care about this stuff."[Us vs. Them vs. Grow the Hell Up (Blog post, September 1, 2013)]"
Author: Jim C. Hines
126. "I've experienced huge kindness here, a great welcome and some very generous reviews without the snide social edge I often suffer from at home. I'm not patronized here either, which I much appreciate!"
Author: Joanna Trollope
127. "As authors, we all expect criticism from time to time, and we all have our ways of coping with unfriendly reviews."
Author: Joanne Harris
128. "After you finish (writing a book) you are intensely depressed. It doesn't much matter whether the reviews are good or not. You feel empty, a field lying fallow, and you must let it stay fallow for a while. You love a book when it's being written. You are so close to it. You are the only person who knows it and it's still full of potential… Then, suddenly, there's the dreadful day when you have the printed proof texts… It's a feeling of death, really."
Author: John Fowles
129. "1. Everyone is entitled to their opinion about the things they read (or watch, or listen to, or taste, or whatever). They're also entitled to express them online.2. Sometimes those opinions will be ones you don't like.3. Sometimes those opinions won't be very nice.4. The people expressing those may be (but are not always) assholes.5. However, if your solution to this "problem" is to vex, annoy, threaten or harrass them, you are almost certainly a bigger asshole.6. You may also be twelve.7. You are not responsible for anyone else's actions or karma, but you are responsible for your own.8. So leave them alone and go about your own life."[Bad Reviews: I Can Handle Them, and So Should You (Blog post, July 17, 2012)]"
Author: John Scalzi
130. "I mean, when you're tired of book reviews, you're tired of life."
Author: Lev Grossman
131. "To all those whom seek the iron words of the community: if your book is good, it will stand on its own. Be it a short story, a novel, a novella, a chapter book, a poetry book, a chapbook, a manga or a graphic novel...it will seek reviews by itself. You need to do nothing with it. Do nothing but write. Give up review seeking and focus on writing, for that is what becomes you in the end."
Author: L'Poni Baldwin
132. "I really do hope that the people will like 14:59. The critics seem to like it. We got a lot of good reviews."
Author: Mark McGrath
133. "I will only start taking book reviews seriously from the day that books are able to review readers."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
134. "To write entire pages of dazzling prose about a tomato -- for Pierre Arthens reviews food as if he were telling a story, and that alone is enough to make him a genius -- without ever seeing or holding the tomato is a troubling display of virtuosity."
Author: Muriel Barbery
135. "If you make art, people will talk about it. Some of the things they say will be nice, some won't. You'll already have made that art, and when they're talking about the last thing you did, you should already be making the next thing.If bad reviews (of whatever kind) upset you, just don't read them. It's not like you've signed an agreement with the person buying the book to exchange your book for their opinion.Do whatever you have to do to keep making art. I know people who love bad reviews, because it means they've made something happen and made people talk; I know people who have never read any of their reviews. It's their call. You get on with making art."
Author: Neil Gaiman
136. "Reviews?Didn't read 'em."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
137. "I don't read my reviews, but I have a bunch of them and I will when I'm 80."
Author: Patricia Arquette
138. "I know better than to read reviews but I do it anyway. Somebody described my pacing as 'glacial.' I wasn't thrilled, but I think they meant it in a not entirely unflattering way."
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
139. "If I like a book, I tend to read the author's entire collection. But I choose mainly through personal recommendations, general word of mouth and book reviews."
Author: Randa Abdel Fattah
140. "Rarely do we invest the time to open the book of another's life. When we do, we are usually surprised to find its cover so misleading and its reviews so flawed."
Author: Richard Paul Evans
141. "Social enables word of mouth at an unprecedented scale. Its most powerful effect, through reviews and recommendations, is to put product quality and value for money as the key to success in commerce. Social brings a level of transparency that prevents marketers from advertising their way to success without underlying product quality."
Author: Roelof Botha
142. "It's like obituaries, when you die they finally give you good reviews."
Author: Roger Maris
143. "Even reading my first bad review was an awesome experience. It was cool because you make something and not everybody's going to like it. I felt like that kind of grew me up a little bit into a professional. I was a student filmmaker, and no one writes reviews about student films."
Author: Ryan Coogler
144. "Don't panic. Midway through writing a novel, I have regularly experienced moments of bowel-curdling terror, as I contemplate the drivel on the screen before me and see beyond it, in quick succession, the derisive reviews, the friends' embarrassment, the failing career, the dwindling income, the repossessed house, the divorce . . . Working doggedly on through crises like these, however, has always got me there in the end. Leaving the desk for a while can help. Talking the problem through can help me recall what I was trying to achieve before I got stuck. Going for a long walk almost always gets me thinking about my manuscript in a slightly new way. And if all else fails, there's prayer. St Francis de Sales, the patron saint of writers, has often helped me out in a crisis. If you want to spread your net more widely, you could try appealing to Calliope, the muse of epic poetry, too."
Author: Sarah Waters
145. "I collect all the reviews of the films I turned down. And when they're bad - I have to smile."
Author: Simone Signoret
146. "I try my hardest not to read reviews."
Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor
147. "Authors, reviews are not for you. They are not for you. Authors, reviews are not for you."
Author: Stacia Kane
148. "To Jacob the act of critiquing art was essentially imprecise. That's why he didn't read reviews on anything he liked, be it a book, a movie, or a record. He believed that any work an artist puts forth which contains the truth as he or she sees it is worthy of consideration, and any commentary of the work beyond that is nothing more than pure individual opinion and should not be considered relevant to the work itself."
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo
149. "No formal design reviews, so there are no huge decision points. Instead, we can make the decisions fluid. Since we iterate every day and never have dumb-ass presentations, we don't run into major disagreements. On this day Ive was overseeing the creation of a new European power plug and connector for the Macintosh. Dozens of foam models, each with the tiniest variation, have been cast and painted for inspection. Some would find it odd that the head of design would fret"
Author: Walter Isaacson
150. "I don't spend sleepless nights over getting very bad reviews."
Author: Werner Herzog

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