“Writers see (view) critics, as dogs like lamp-posts.”

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“Writers see (view) critics, as dogs like lamp-posts.”

as “inspired by/led from”

“Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.”

[Time Magazine, October 31, 1977]”
― John Osborne

see https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/critics

PPS

“It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled. Credit belongs to the man who really was in the arena, his face marred by dust, sweat, and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs to come short and short again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming. It is the man who actually strives to do the deeds, who knows the great enthusiasm and knows the great devotion, who spends himself on a worthy cause, who at best, knows in the end the triumph of great achievement. And, who at worst, if he fails, at least…

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