Jeremy Paxman, Newsnight presenter and host of University Challenge, Guardian
They appear to be wanting to show off their erudition, often at the expense of clarity . . . I consider myself reasonably intelligent, but I need a dictionary to understand some of the words. Then I wish I hadn't bothered.
A reader comments on the quality of broadsheet opera criticism, Classic FM magazine
It's very difficult to do well and even when . . . it's being magnificent, it's poised on the edge of being silly. It is terribly frail, and that is why it's so mockable.
Richard Eyre, artistic director of the National, on the state of the theatre, IndependentReuse content