Controversy kindles the interest in man. When a person is in the eye of controversy, it means he is already popular. William Hazlitt said, “When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest”. So, at times, peculiarly some people, such as stars who are in the process of rising to stardom, would like to be in the midst of controversy since it shows their rising popularity. But this controversy can also bring in more damage than expected.
It is those who have not made the mistake get more hurt due to controversy. As Benjamin Rush said, “Controversy is only dreaded by the advocates of error” and so, if you have not committed error, stand with your head held high in the storm of controversy. Here is a compilation of quotes on controversy given by popular personalities.