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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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

2.
Give me the critic bred in Nature's school, who neither talks by rote, nor thinks by rule; who feeling's honest dictates still obeys, and dares, without a precedent, to praise.
Shee, Sir Martin Archer

3.
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

4.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Hampton, Christopher

5.
You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
Maugham, W. Somerset

6.
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
DiCaprio, Leonardo

7.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

8.
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

9.
Let me walk three weeks in the footsteps of my enemy, carry the same burden, have the same trials as he, before I say one word to criticize.

10.
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
Lawrence, D. H.

11.
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

12.
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

13.
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

14.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

15.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

16.
Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
Chandler, Raymond

17.
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

18.
Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
Galbraith, John Kenneth

19.
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

20.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

21.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Williams, Bern

22.
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

23.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

24.
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.

25.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John

26.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Cocteau, Jean

27.
There is an air of last things, a brooding sense of impending annihilation, about so much deconstructive activity, in so many of its guises; it is not merely postmodernist but preapocalyptic.
Lehman, David

28.
One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. They have put into practice the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.
Rosenberg, Harold

29.
On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.
Wilde, Oscar

30.
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

31.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

32.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

33.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

34.
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

35.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles

36.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney

37.
If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?
Slater, Christian

38.
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

39.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Proverb, Chinese

40.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Baudelaire, Charles

41.
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

42.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
Thoreau, Henry David

43.
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

44.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

45.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

46.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

47.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Proverb, German

48.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
Fox, Dr. Emmit

49.
I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
Aragon, Louis

50.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
Cicero, Marcus T.


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