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Criticism

Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
- Kundera, Milan
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

2.
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

3.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

4.
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

5.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

6.
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

7.
Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
Berger, John

8.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

9.
In reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Fielding, Henry

10.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Disraeli, Benjamin

11.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney

12.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

13.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Johnson, Samuel

14.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
West, Rebecca

15.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

16.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

17.
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

18.
It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Woolf, Virginia

19.
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

20.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
Fox, Dr. Emmit

21.
I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
Barkley, Charles

22.
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.

23.
In an age of unscrupulous and shameless book-making, it is a duty to give notice of the rubbish that cumbers the ground. There is no credit, no real power required for this task. It is the work of an intellectual scavenger, and far from being specially honorable.
Hutton, R. H.

24.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

25.
A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, Oh, I don't like it. One might say it's the best muffin ever made. One might say it's an awful muffin. It's hard for me to say. It's for me to make the muffin.
Washington, Denzel

26.
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.

27.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

28.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Hampton, Christopher

29.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

30.
All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
Nunn, Gregory

31.
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art -- and, by analogy, our own experience -- more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
Sontag, Susan

32.
Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
Zeuxis

33.
The text is merely one of the contexts of a piece of literature, its lexical or verbal one, no more or less important than the sociological, psychological, historical, anthropological or generic.
Fiedler, Leslie

34.
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

35.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
Keats, John

36.
Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe

37.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline

38.
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

39.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Baudelaire, Charles

40.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Sontag, Susan

41.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

42.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
Hoffman, Dustin

43.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

44.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

45.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

46.
Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
Aikman, Leo

47.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell

48.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
Flagg, Fannie

49.
Blame is safer than praise.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

50.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall


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