"Any star rating at all seems irrelevant to John Waters' Pink Flamingos, which exists outside of critical terms, like the weather."
—Roger Ebert, I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie! (preface)
Starship Troopers is such an amazing satire most critics didn't even realize it was one. And when someone can't tell that Psychic Gestapo Doogie Howser isn't serious, they can't even be trusted to watch movies for a living.
"I don't care a darn about the critics. This is the stuff the public wants."
—Elijah Quimby in George M. Cohan's play Seven Keys to Baldpate (ironically one of his best-reviewed plays)
"Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar... If the public likes you, you're good."