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I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
- Hugo, Victor
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Best Quotes about Criticism

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

2.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
Cicero, Marcus T.

3.
Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader's full attention.
Burroughs, William S.

4.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Benjamin, Walter

5.
Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
Bruyere, Jean De La

6.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

7.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Bible

8.
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

9.
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

10.
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.

11.
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

12.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
James, Henry

13.
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
Clurman, Harold

14.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Hubbard, Elbert

15.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

16.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

17.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Benjamin Disraeli

18.
Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone.
Joubert, Joseph

19.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Baudrillard, Jean

20.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

21.
It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.
Dahlberg, Edward

22.
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

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.
Nothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce in the authoritative statement of the reviewer.
Hutton, R. H.

25.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones

26.
The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
Algren, Nelson

27.
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

28.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Murdoch, Iris

29.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

30.
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

31.
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

32.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

33.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.

34.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

35.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

36.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset

37.
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
Edwards, Tryon

38.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
France, Anatole

39.
God knows people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, professional critics, make me sick; camp following eunuchs of literature. They won't even whore. They're all virtuous and sterile. And how well meaning and high minded. But they're all camp followers.
Hemingway, Ernest

40.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John

41.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Churchill, Winston

42.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
Mcclung, Nellie

43.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

44.
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
Kurt Vonnegut

45.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Hampton, Christopher

46.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

47.
The greatest honor that can be paid to the work of art, on its pedestal of ritual display, is to describe it with sensory completeness. We need a science of description. Criticism is ceremonial revivification.
Paglia, Camille

48.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

49.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

50.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline


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