Best Quotes about Criticism
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world -- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst -- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell
Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -- and even, in certain respects, would be -- the most modern of critical movements.
Man, Paul De
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden
We have been educated to such a fine -- or dull -- point that we are incapable of enjoying something new, something different, until we are first told what it's all about. We don't trust our five senses; we rely on our critics and educators, all of whom are failures in the realm of creation. In short, the blind lead the blind. It's the democratic way.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken
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
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
Bruyere, Jean De La
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Literary criticism can be no more than a reasoned account of the feeling produced upon the critic by the book he is criticizing. Criticism can never be a science: it is, in the first place, much too personal, and in the second, it is concerned with values that science ignores. The touchstone is emotion, not reason. We judge a work of art by its effect on our sincere and vital emotion, and nothing else. All the critical twiddle-twaddle about style and form, all this pseudoscientific classifying and analyzing of books in an imitation-botanical fashion, is mere impertinence and mostly dull jargon.
Lawrence, D. H.
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
When subjected to the rain of criticism, let?s not curse the rain. Let?s accept it as a part of life. Let?s remember that the more criticism we can successfully handle, the more zest we will experience in our lives.
It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you.
Wilson, Woodrow T.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
In reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Critics are already made.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney
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.
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
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak in pentameters, clearly has no business in literature. He cannot distinguish fiction from fact, and belongs in the same category as the people who send checks to radio stations for the relief of suffering heroines in soap operas.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
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.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
If what they are saying about you is true, mend your ways. If it isn't true, forget it, and go on and serve the Lord.
Ironside, H. A.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset
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