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Criticism

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



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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.

2.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Murdoch, Iris

3.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
West, Rebecca

4.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles

5.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

6.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.

7.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

8.
You're never s good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Holtz, Lou

9.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

10.
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

11.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

12.
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.
Hemingway, Ernest

13.
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

14.
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

15.
A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
Byron, Lord

16.
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.

17.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Harold Rosenberg

18.
You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
Maugham, W. Somerset

19.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

20.
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.
Little, Lynn M.

21.
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

22.
One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded.
Klee, Paul

23.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

24.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset

25.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

26.
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.

27.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones

28.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

29.
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

30.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Proverb, German

31.
Critics are usually kinder to cheaper movies than to those they perceive to be big Hollywood releases. They cut you a lot more slack if you spend less money, which makes no sense.
Coen, Ethan

32.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

33.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

34.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Rostand, Jean

35.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
Mizner, Wilson

36.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Baudrillard, Jean

37.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Sontag, Susan

38.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

39.
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

40.
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

41.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

42.
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

43.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

44.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do.
Costello, Elvis

45.
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

46.
Critics are already made.
Byron, Lord

47.
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

48.
All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
Nunn, Gregory

49.
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.
Cartwright, Bill

50.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
Christopher Hampton


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