Innovating Through Artistry

It is not the critic that counts

In Author: Barbara Kite, ENTREPRENEUR THE ARTS on May 18, 2009 at 5:02 am

It is not the critic that counts.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marked by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasm and great devotions, and spends himself in 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 fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
                                                                                                                                          
                                                            
                                                                                                                   ~Teddy Roosevelt

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  1. How true this is. It’s easy to watch from a distance and criticize those who have the stomach to try something daring or unique; and then condemn them if they fail. To have the strength to persevere in the face of adversity is a triumph in itself, regardless of success or failure.

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