Would You Read It? / by J.C. Hutchins

From Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, an exchange between protagonist Gil Pender (an unpublished writer) and Ernest Hemingway:

PENDER: Would you read it?

HEMINGWAY: Your novel?

PENDER: Yeah, it's about 400 pages long, and I'm just looking for an opinion.

HEMINGWAY: My opinion is I hate it.

PENDER: Well, you haven't even read it yet.

HEMINGWAY: If it's bad, I'll hate it because I hate bad writing, and if it's good, I'll be envious and hate all the more. You don't want the opinion of another writer.