Marcel Duchamp on criticism

“…I would never think of judging or deriding or criticizing because what can you prove with your words? The words you use making fun or marking judgements have absolutely no value. They are just taunts, a pack of words. At least with a painting it’s there, or the thing is there in flesh and you do what you want with it. Just turn your back to it if you want but don’t bother writing about it or thinking about it.”

— Marcel Duchamp