"The relationship between artist and critic is an age-old battle between process and product, actor and observer, status quo and innovation. To an artist, a critic can feel like a thorn in the side, an impartial evaluator, a necessary evil to be rationalized accordingly -- or one of the malicious, impotent little men and women with nothing better to do than play God with their destinies."
Cut by Criticism. A quick look at the other side of the ink-stained page by Kristin Hohenadel.
"We know what reviewers think. But how do artists feel when judgment has been passed? Some benefit; others feel angry, anxious or, in one case, suicidal."
(via Charles Deemer's "The writing life"