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Critics are usually kinder to cheaper movies than to those they perceive to be big Hollywood releases. They cut you a lot more slack if you spend less money, which makes no sense.
- Coen, Ethan
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Henry Fielding

2.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

3.
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.
Lewis, Sinclair

4.
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

5.
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.
Barkley, Charles

6.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Hubbard, Elbert

7.
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

8.
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

9.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

10.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

11.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

12.
On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.
Wilde, Oscar

13.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

14.
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

15.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Erasmus, Desiderius

16.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

17.
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

18.
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

19.
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

20.
A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, Oh, I don't like it. One might say it's the best muffin ever made. One might say it's an awful muffin. It's hard for me to say. It's for me to make the muffin.
Washington, Denzel

21.
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

22.
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

23.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

24.
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

25.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

26.
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

27.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

28.
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!
Sterne, Laurence

29.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney

30.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Updike, John

31.
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

32.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Murdoch, Iris

33.
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
Tynan, Kenneth

34.
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
Clurman, Harold

35.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

36.
There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

37.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Harold Rosenberg

38.
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art -- and, by analogy, our own experience -- more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
Sontag, Susan

39.
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

40.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

41.
Blame is safer than praise.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

42.
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

43.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

44.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

45.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

46.
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

47.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Cioran, E. M.

48.
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.

49.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

50.
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.


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