“By the way, what have you done that’s so great? Do you create anything, or just criticize others work and belittle their motivations?”
This quote from Steve is my standard response to naysayers. People whose only job is to find faults in efforts of others. This is the veil behind which I hide the rush of anger in those situations. I wish I had to use it less often though.
Update: People pointed me towards Roosevelt's “The Man in the Arena“
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who 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 neither know victory nor defeat.”