Best Quotes about Criticism
Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.
Simms, William Gilmore
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.
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.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.
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.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.
Criticism should be a casual conversation.
Auden, W. H.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
Literary criticism can be no more than a reasoned account of the feeling produced upon the critic by the book he is criticizing. Criticism can never be a science: it is, in the first place, much too personal, and in the second, it is concerned with values that science ignores. The touchstone is emotion, not reason. We judge a work of art by its effect on our sincere and vital emotion, and nothing else. All the critical twiddle-twaddle about style and form, all this pseudoscientific classifying and analyzing of books in an imitation-botanical fashion, is mere impertinence and mostly dull jargon.
Lawrence, D. H.
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.
A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism.
Eliot, T. S.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred
What we ask of him is, that he should find out for us more than we can find out for ourselves. He must have the passion of a lover.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
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.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
After all, one knows one's weak points so well, that it's rather bewildering to have the critics overlook them and invent others.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
Fox, Dr. Emmit
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
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.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
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.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De
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
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.
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.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
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.
Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak in pentameters, clearly has no business in literature. He cannot distinguish fiction from fact, and belongs in the same category as the people who send checks to radio stations for the relief of suffering heroines in soap operas.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
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.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
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.
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