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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
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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

2.
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
DiCaprio, Leonardo

3.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world -- in order to set up a shadow world of meanings.
Sontag, Susan

4.
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.
Aragon, Louis

5.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

6.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

7.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
Fox, Dr. Emmit

8.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Williams, Bern

9.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell

10.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John

11.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

12.
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

13.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Benjamin, Walter

14.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.

15.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones

16.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
James, Clive

17.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

18.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Hampton, Christopher

19.
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

20.
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.
Sinha, Shall

21.
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.
Smullyan, Raymond

22.
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

23.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Addison, Joseph

24.
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
Clurman, Harold

25.
What we ask of him is, that he should find out for us more than we can find out for ourselves. He must have the passion of a lover.
Symons, Arthur

26.
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

27.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Harold Rosenberg

28.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

29.
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

30.
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.

31.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
Buxton, Charles

32.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

33.
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

34.
A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
Byron, Lord

35.
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
Jean Sibelius

36.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

37.
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.
Berger, John

38.
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.

39.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

40.
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

41.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

42.
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

43.
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.
Cartwright, Bill

44.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

45.
God knows people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, professional critics, make me sick; camp following eunuchs of literature. They won't even whore. They're all virtuous and sterile. And how well meaning and high minded. But they're all camp followers.
Hemingway, Ernest

46.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Adams, Scott

47.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

48.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

49.
All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens.
Hemingway, Ernest

50.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.


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