Best Quotes about Criticism
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
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.
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.
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.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
Fox, Dr. Emmit
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
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.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
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
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.
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.
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
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
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.
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.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
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.
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.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.
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.
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.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.
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.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden
Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.
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.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
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.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
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.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.
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