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To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred

2.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Proverb, German

3.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Schlegel, Friedrich

4.
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.
Frye, Northrop

5.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

6.
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
Benjamin, Walter

7.
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.
Little, Lynn M.

8.
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
Orwell, George

9.
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

10.
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

11.
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.

12.
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

13.
The literary critic, or the critic of any other specific form of artistic expression, may detach himself from the world for as long as the work of art he is contemplating appears to do the same.
James, Clive

14.
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.
Eleanor Roosevelt

15.
The critical opinions of a writer should always be taken with a large grain of salt. For the most part, they are manifestations of his debate with himself as to what he should do next and what he should avoid.
Auden, W. H.

16.
If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

17.
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.
Lehman, David

18.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
France, Anatole

19.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline

20.
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

21.
It is impossible to think of a man of any actual force and originality, universally recognized as having those qualities, who spent his whole life appraising and describing the work of other men.
Mencken, H. L.

22.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
Carnegie, Dale

23.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones

24.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
James, Henry

25.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

26.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

27.
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

28.
Unless criticism refuses to take itself quite so seriously or at least to permit its readers not to, it will inevitably continue to reflect the finicky canons of the genteel tradition and the depressing pieties of the Culture Religion of Modernism.
Fiedler, Leslie

29.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Updike, John

30.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

31.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Disraeli, Benjamin

32.
We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism.
Eliot, T. S.

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

34.
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.
Chandler, Raymond

35.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

36.
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

37.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Hammarskjold, Dag

38.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

39.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
Buxton, Charles

40.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

41.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

42.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Addison, Joseph

43.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
Cicero, Marcus T.

44.
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

45.
Recognize the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review.
Dahlberg, Edward

46.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

47.
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

48.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

49.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

50.
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred


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