Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
Best Quotes about Criticism
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse -- why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
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
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
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.
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.
Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
David Lynch came out of it a genius, and I came out of it a fat girl. I'm sorry that the only comment I get about the part is the way I look. [Commenting on the critics' response to her performance in Blue Velvet]
They condemn what they do not understand.
Cicero, Marcus T.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.
I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
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.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.
Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.
Adorno, Theodor W.
You should never assume contempt for that which it is not very manifest that you have it in your power to possess, nor does a wit ever make a more contemptible figure than when, in attempting satire, he shows that he does not understand that which he would make the subject of his ridicule.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Cioran, E. M.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
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!
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.
Olivier, Sir Lawrence
Nothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce in the authoritative statement of the reviewer.
Hutton, R. H.
There is an air of last things, a brooding sense of impending annihilation, about so much deconstructive activity, in so many of its guises; it is not merely postmodernist but preapocalyptic.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Every writer is necessarily a critic -- that is, each sentence is a skeleton accompanied by enormous activity of rejection; and each selection is governed by general principles concerning truth, force, beauty, and so on. The critic that is in every fabulist is like the iceberg -- nine-tenths of him is under water.
Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader's full attention.
Burroughs, William S.
The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
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