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If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
- Lincoln, Abraham
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

2.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
Fuller, Margaret

3.
Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.
Wilde, Oscar

4.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

5.
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

6.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

7.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

8.
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

9.
It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

10.
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

11.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

12.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Cocteau, Jean

13.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
Buxton, Charles

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

15.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Schlegel, Friedrich

16.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

17.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Murdoch, Iris

18.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Erasmus, Desiderius

19.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
Mizner, Wilson

20.
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

21.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do.
Costello, Elvis

22.
David Lynch came out of it a genius, and I came out of it a fat girl. I'm sorry that the only comment I get about the part is the way I look. [Commenting on the critics' response to her performance in Blue Velvet]
Rossellini, Isabella

23.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

24.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

25.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb

26.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

27.
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.

28.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
France, Anatole

29.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

30.
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.

31.
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

32.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
James, Clive

33.
You know lots of criticism is written by characters who are very academic and think it is a sign you are worthless if you make jokes or kid or even clown. I wouldn't kid Our Lord if he was on the cross. But I would attempt a joke with him if I ran into him chasing the money changers out of the temple.
Hemingway, Ernest

34.
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

35.
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

36.
Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
Aikman, Leo

37.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

38.
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

39.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

40.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

41.
Recognize the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review.
Dahlberg, Edward

42.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Eleanor Roosevelt

43.
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

44.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Rostand, Jean

45.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
Johnson, Samuel

46.
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

47.
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
Congreve, William

48.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

49.
Unless criticism refuses to take itself quite so seriously or at least to permit its readers not to, it will inevitably continue to reflect the finicky canons of the genteel tradition and the depressing pieties of the Culture Religion of Modernism.
Fiedler, Leslie

50.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Cioran, E. M.


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