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Criticism

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
- Benjamin Disraeli
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
You know lots of criticism is written by characters who are very academic and think it is a sign you are worthless if you make jokes or kid or even clown. I wouldn't kid Our Lord if he was on the cross. But I would attempt a joke with him if I ran into him chasing the money changers out of the temple.
Hemingway, Ernest

2.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

3.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

4.
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

5.
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.
Sontag, Susan

6.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

7.
Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Pollock, Channing

8.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

9.
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.
Orwell, George

10.
Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.
Simms, William Gilmore

11.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

12.
You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe.
Whistler, James Mcneill

13.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
Hoffman, Dustin

14.
If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

15.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

16.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

17.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
Carnegie, Dale

18.
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
Congreve, William

19.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

20.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

21.
Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.
Wolfe, Thomas

22.
After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
Edith Wharton

23.
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.

24.
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
Pound, Ezra

25.
You're never s good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Holtz, Lou

26.
If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

27.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Churchill, Winston

28.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones

29.
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

30.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

31.
A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
Byron, Lord

32.
Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.
Wilde, Oscar

33.
I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an air hole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up.
Connolly, Cyril

34.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

35.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Tynan, Kenneth

36.
One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. They have put into practice the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.
Rosenberg, Harold

37.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

38.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset

39.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Baudelaire, Charles

40.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Adams, Scott

41.
It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.
Dahlberg, Edward

42.
Hardly a book of human worth, be it heaven's own secret, is honestly placed before the reader; it is either shunned, given a Periclean funeral oration in a hundred and fifty words, or interred in the potter's field of the newspapers back pages.
Dahlberg, Edward

43.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

44.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

45.
The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

46.
It is impossible to think of a man of any actual force and originality, universally recognized as having those qualities, who spent his whole life appraising and describing the work of other men.
Mencken, H. L.

47.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

48.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

49.
Criticism should be a casual conversation.
Auden, W. H.

50.
Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe


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