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Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
- Fox, Dr. Emmit
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
Franklin, Benjamin

2.
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.

3.
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

4.
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

5.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

6.
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
Conrad, Joseph

7.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

8.
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

9.
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.

10.
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

11.
To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
James, Henry

12.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John

13.
It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Woolf, Virginia

14.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

15.
All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
Nunn, Gregory

16.
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

17.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Addison, Joseph

18.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

19.
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
Lawrence, D. H.

20.
Every writer is necessarily a critic -- that is, each sentence is a skeleton accompanied by enormous activity of rejection; and each selection is governed by general principles concerning truth, force, beauty, and so on. The critic that is in every fabulist is like the iceberg -- nine-tenths of him is under water.
Wilder, Thornton

21.
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.

22.
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

23.
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

24.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

25.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.
Johnson, Samuel

26.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

27.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

28.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

29.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
Keats, John

30.
It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's mature critics often are.
Walker, Alice

31.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

32.
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

33.
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

34.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

35.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

36.
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

37.
You should never assume contempt for that which it is not very manifest that you have it in your power to possess, nor does a wit ever make a more contemptible figure than when, in attempting satire, he shows that he does not understand that which he would make the subject of his ridicule.
Melbourne, Lord

38.
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.

39.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

40.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Benjamin Disraeli

41.
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

42.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

43.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Schlegel, Friedrich

44.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

45.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

46.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

47.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
Fox, Dr. Emmit

48.
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

49.
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.
Little, Lynn M.

50.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De


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