There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Best Quotes about Criticism
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
It is wrong to be harsh with the New York critics, unless one admits in the same breath that it is a condition of their existence that they should write entertainingly about something which is rarely worth writing about at all.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled wrong.
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell
We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism.
Eliot, T. S.
The true critic is he who bears within himself the dreams and ideas and feelings of myriad generations, and to whom no form of thought is alien, no emotional impulse obscure.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
Blame is safer than praise.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
In an age of unscrupulous and shameless book-making, it is a duty to give notice of the rubbish that cumbers the ground. There is no credit, no real power required for this task. It is the work of an intellectual scavenger, and far from being specially honorable.
Hutton, R. H.
You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
Maugham, W. Somerset
After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
The text is merely one of the contexts of a piece of literature, its lexical or verbal one, no more or less important than the sociological, psychological, historical, anthropological or generic.
Give me the critic bred in Nature's school, who neither talks by rote, nor thinks by rule; who feeling's honest dictates still obeys, and dares, without a precedent, to praise.
Shee, Sir Martin Archer
In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation makes art manageable, conformable.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden
Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
Daily Inspirational Quotes on
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by Motivational Quotes.
Quotes on Ability
Acting and actors
Quotes on Advertising
Age and aging
Alcohol and alcoholism
Quotes on Ambition
Quotes on Argument
Quotes on Belief
Books - reading
Bores and boredom
Quotes on Business
Quotes on Choice
Christians and christianity
Colleges and universities
Quotes on Commitment
Communism and socialism
Quotes on Complaints and complaining
Quotes on Contentment
Quotes on Creativity
Crime and criminals
Quotes on Education
Quotes on Evil
Quotes on Experience
Quotes on Family
Quotes on Fiction
Food and eating
Fools and foolishness
Quotes on Forgiveness
Friends and friendship
Quotes on Giving
Quotes on Government
Quotes on Habit
Quotes on Heroes and heroism
History and historians
Quotes on Honor
Quotes on Ideas
Quotes on Intelligence and intellectuals
Journalism and journalists
Judgment and judges
Quotes on Justice
Quotes on Law and lawyers
Quotes on Lies and lying
Quotes on Losers and losing
Quotes on Marriage
Quotes on Mind
Quotes on Motivation
Quotes on Opinions
Parents and parenting
Quotes on Passion
Quotes on People
Philosophers and philosophy
Quotes on Photography
Poetry and poets
Quotes on Possibilities
Poverty and the poor
Quotes on Prayer
Quotes on Procrastination
Quotes on Reality
Quotes on Respectability
Quotes on Secrets
Quotes on Simplicity
Quotes on Speakers and speaking
Quotes on Talent
Taxes and taxation
Quotes on Things and little things
Thoughts and thinking
Quotes on Truth
Quotes on Vision
Winners and winning
Quotes on Wives
Quotes on Worry
Writers and writing
Test your English Language
Life Secrets And Tips
Best Ways to Propose a Girl
Benefits of Black raisins
Small Things That Can Bring You Joy
Benefits of Elderberry
Male And Female Celebrities That Look Terrifyingly Similar
Ways to be a Daredevil on Your Vacation
Worlds Awesomest Tunnels
Things Vegetarians Get Really Good
Tips to get ready for Foreign Trip
Rules to play Fox Hunting
Best Cars for Winter
Most Powerful Cars on the Market
Boost Self Confidence