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Quotation by Minnie Maddern Fiske
Their rebukes have never made me angry, because I have always wondered why they did not rebuke me more. They should have. Their friendly praise has been one of the sweetest, most warming things in my life in the theater. I do go on the stage unafraid of them and with love in my heart for them.
Minnie Maddern Fiske (1865–1932), U.S. actor and theatrical producer. As quoted in Mrs. Fiske: Her Views on Actors, Acting and the Problems of Production, ch. 6, by Alexander Woollcott (1917).
On drama critics. Fiske had been a popular stage actor since the age of four (when she used her birth name, Minnie Maddern).
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