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In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
- Kael, Pauline
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

2.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Bible

3.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
Buxton, Charles

4.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

5.
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.

6.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Schlegel, Friedrich

7.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Baudelaire, Charles

8.
If what they are saying about you is true, mend your ways. If it isn't true, forget it, and go on and serve the Lord.
Ironside, H. A.

9.
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
Tynan, Kenneth

10.
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

11.
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

12.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

13.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

14.
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.

15.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Disraeli, Benjamin

16.
Literary criticism can be no more than a reasoned account of the feeling produced upon the critic by the book he is criticizing. Criticism can never be a science: it is, in the first place, much too personal, and in the second, it is concerned with values that science ignores. The touchstone is emotion, not reason. We judge a work of art by its effect on our sincere and vital emotion, and nothing else. All the critical twiddle-twaddle about style and form, all this pseudoscientific classifying and analyzing of books in an imitation-botanical fashion, is mere impertinence and mostly dull jargon.
Lawrence, D. H.

17.
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

18.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

19.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

20.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
James, Henry

21.
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
Jean Sibelius

22.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Adams, Scott

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

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.
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

27.
Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Henry Fielding

28.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

29.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

30.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Sontag, Susan

31.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

32.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles

33.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
Selye, Hans

34.
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.

35.
You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe.
Whistler, James Mcneill

36.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.

37.
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

38.
Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.
Chandler, Raymond

39.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

40.
All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
Turner, Ted

41.
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
Clurman, Harold

42.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

43.
Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.
Wolfe, Thomas

44.
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

45.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Cioran, E. M.

46.
The true critic is he who bears within himself the dreams and ideas and feelings of myriad generations, and to whom no form of thought is alien, no emotional impulse obscure.
Wilde, Oscar

47.
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
Orwell, George

48.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Harold Rosenberg

49.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Williams, Bern

50.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie


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