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Criticism

Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
- Fuller, Margaret
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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

2.
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

3.
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

4.
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

5.
Hardly a book of human worth, be it heaven's own secret, is honestly placed before the reader; it is either shunned, given a Periclean funeral oration in a hundred and fifty words, or interred in the potter's field of the newspapers back pages.
Dahlberg, Edward

6.
It is wrong to be harsh with the New York critics, unless one admits in the same breath that it is a condition of their existence that they should write entertainingly about something which is rarely worth writing about at all.
Chandler, Raymond

7.
If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?
Slater, Christian

8.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
Mcclung, Nellie

9.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

10.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
Johnson, Samuel

11.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Hubbard, Elbert

12.
Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Pollock, Channing

13.
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

14.
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
Clurman, Harold

15.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Epictetus

16.
One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. They have put into practice the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.
Rosenberg, Harold

17.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John

18.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

19.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset

20.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

21.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

22.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Harold Rosenberg

23.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Hampton, Christopher

24.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline

25.
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
Picasso, Pablo

26.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

27.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

28.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
Hoffman, Dustin

29.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

30.
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

31.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

32.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

33.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Johnson, Samuel

34.
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.
Little, Lynn M.

35.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Schlegel, Friedrich

36.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

37.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Disraeli, Benjamin

38.
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
Meir, Golda

39.
There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
Lewis, Sinclair

40.
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.

41.
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

42.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

43.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

44.
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.

45.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

46.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

47.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

48.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell

49.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

50.
In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation makes art manageable, conformable.
Sontag, Susan


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