Frank Kermode Quote
It is not expected of critics that they should help us to make sense of our lives they are bound only to attempt the lesser feat of making sense of the ways we try to make sense of our lives.
Flavour your life in such a way that anyone who thinks he or she is biting or back-biting you, will rather take smiles away unexpectedly and with surprises.
As only dead leaves allow the wind to blow them to and fro, never allow yourself to be swayed by popular opinion.
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When all seems to be against you, remember, a ship sometimes has to sail against the current, not with it.
When God's favour and Godly flavour is in you, your haters will taste wisdom and the only thing they can do is to regret ever tasting a sweet thing.
If your success is not amazing to your critics, it disturbs, infuriates, and frustrates them, and if they're not careful; may go hang themselves and go to hell.
Michael Bassey Johnson
If a lion turned every time small dogs barked at it, it would be the laughing stock of the jungle.
When dealing with critics always remember this: Critics judge things based on what is outside of their content of understanding.
Shannon L. Alder
He was the Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge University.
Kermode was known for many works of criticism, and also as editor of the popular Fontana Modern Masters series of introductions to modern thinkers. He was a regular contributor to the London Review of Books and The New York Review of Books.