Best Quotes about Criticism
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
Cicero, Marcus T.
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.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
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
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
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.
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
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.
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.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
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.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
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.
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
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.
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.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
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.
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.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
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.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset
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.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
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.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
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.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
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.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
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.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Daily Inspirational Quotes on
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by Motivational Quotes.
Quotes on Ability
Acting and actors
Quotes on Advertising
Age and aging
Alcohol and alcoholism
Quotes on Ambition
Quotes on Argument
Quotes on Belief
Books - reading
Bores and boredom
Quotes on Business
Quotes on Choice
Christians and christianity
Colleges and universities
Quotes on Commitment
Communism and socialism
Quotes on Complaints and complaining
Quotes on Contentment
Quotes on Creativity
Crime and criminals
Quotes on Education
Quotes on Evil
Quotes on Experience
Quotes on Family
Quotes on Fiction
Food and eating
Fools and foolishness
Quotes on Forgiveness
Friends and friendship
Quotes on Giving
Quotes on Government
Quotes on Habit
Quotes on Heroes and heroism
History and historians
Quotes on Honor
Quotes on Ideas
Quotes on Intelligence and intellectuals
Journalism and journalists
Judgment and judges
Quotes on Justice
Quotes on Law and lawyers
Quotes on Lies and lying
Quotes on Losers and losing
Quotes on Marriage
Quotes on Mind
Quotes on Motivation
Quotes on Opinions
Parents and parenting
Quotes on Passion
Quotes on People
Philosophers and philosophy
Quotes on Photography
Poetry and poets
Quotes on Possibilities
Poverty and the poor
Quotes on Prayer
Quotes on Procrastination
Quotes on Reality
Quotes on Respectability
Quotes on Secrets
Quotes on Simplicity
Quotes on Speakers and speaking
Quotes on Talent
Taxes and taxation
Quotes on Things and little things
Thoughts and thinking
Quotes on Truth
Quotes on Vision
Winners and winning
Quotes on Wives
Quotes on Worry
Writers and writing
Test your English Language
Upcoming New Cars
Looney Tunes Characters With Mental Disorders
Worlds Most Beautiful Women
Intriguing Lost Cities Around the World
Human Body Truths
Deadly Computer Viruses
Weird English Movie Names
The Pool Gems Tips Tricks and Secrets
Top Wealthiest Pro Wrestlers of All Time
Benefits of Collard
Strangest New Years Traditions
Top Sports Rivalries of All Time
Eye Catching Minimalist Nail Art Designs
Accessories for Girls
Benefits of Cumin
Benefits of Curry Leaves
Benefits of Custard Apple