Best Quotes about Criticism
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.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.
Criticism should be a casual conversation.
Auden, W. H.
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
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
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.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb
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.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
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]
The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
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.
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse -- why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden
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
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world -- in order to set up a shadow world of meanings.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
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
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
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.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
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.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.
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.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
That is what the highest criticism really is, the record of one's own soul. It is more fascinating than history, as it is concerned simply with oneself. It is more delightful than philosophy, as its subject is concrete and not abstract, real and not vague. It is the only civilized form of autobiography.
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
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