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Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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

2.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Disraeli, Benjamin

3.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

4.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

5.
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

6.
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

7.
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.

8.
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

9.
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

10.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Baudrillard, Jean

11.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

12.
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

13.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Williams, Bern

14.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

15.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Tynan, Kenneth

16.
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

17.
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.
Fielding, Henry

18.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Hammarskjold, Dag

19.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Proverb, Chinese

20.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

21.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

22.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

23.
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

24.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

25.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

26.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John

27.
Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
Pope, Alexander

28.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Sontag, Susan

29.
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

30.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
Thoreau, Henry David

31.
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
Jean Sibelius

32.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
Fox, Dr. Emmit

33.
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

34.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

35.
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

36.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Disraeli, Benjamin

37.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.

38.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

39.
In an age of unscrupulous and shameless book-making, it is a duty to give notice of the rubbish that cumbers the ground. There is no credit, no real power required for this task. It is the work of an intellectual scavenger, and far from being specially honorable.
Hutton, R. H.

40.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

41.
There are two modes of criticism. One which crushes to earth without mercy all the humble buds of Phantasy, all the plants that, though green and fruitful, are also a prey to insects or have suffered by drought. It weeds well the garden, and cannot believe the weed in its native soil may be a pretty, graceful plant. There is another mode which enters into the natural history of every thing that breathes and lives, which believes no impulse to be entirely in vain, which scrutinizes circumstances, motive and object before it condemns, and believes there is a beauty in natural form, if its law and purpose be understood.
Fuller, Margaret

42.
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

43.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Beecher, Henry Ward

44.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

45.
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

46.
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

47.
The true critic is he who bears within himself the dreams and ideas and feelings of myriad generations, and to whom no form of thought is alien, no emotional impulse obscure.
Wilde, Oscar

48.
Critics are already made.
Byron, Lord

49.
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

50.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.


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