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All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
- Nunn, Gregory
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
Buxton, Charles

2.
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
Benjamin, Walter

3.
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

4.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Erasmus, Desiderius

5.
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

6.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

7.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
James, Henry

8.
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

9.
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

10.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Updike, John

11.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

12.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

13.
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

14.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

15.
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

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

17.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

18.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

19.
After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
Edith Wharton

20.
The critical opinions of a writer should always be taken with a large grain of salt. For the most part, they are manifestations of his debate with himself as to what he should do next and what he should avoid.
Auden, W. H.

21.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

22.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

23.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Baudrillard, Jean

24.
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
Meir, Golda

25.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

26.
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

27.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

28.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Epictetus

29.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline

30.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

31.
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

32.
The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -- and even, in certain respects, would be -- the most modern of critical movements.
Man, Paul De

33.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
France, Anatole

34.
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

35.
Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Pollock, Channing

36.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

37.
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

38.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

39.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Rostand, Jean

40.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset

41.
Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
Aikman, Leo

42.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

43.
We have been educated to such a fine -- or dull -- point that we are incapable of enjoying something new, something different, until we are first told what it's all about. We don't trust our five senses; we rely on our critics and educators, all of whom are failures in the realm of creation. In short, the blind lead the blind. It's the democratic way.
Miller, Henry

44.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

45.
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.

46.
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.

47.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

48.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

49.
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

50.
There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
Lewis, Sinclair


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