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Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
- Roosevelt, Eleanor
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

2.
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.
Symons, Arthur

3.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do.
Costello, Elvis

4.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Churchill, Winston

5.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

6.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

7.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Proverb, Chinese

8.
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
Orwell, George

9.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

10.
You should never assume contempt for that which it is not very manifest that you have it in your power to possess, nor does a wit ever make a more contemptible figure than when, in attempting satire, he shows that he does not understand that which he would make the subject of his ridicule.
Melbourne, Lord

11.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
Mizner, Wilson

12.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Disraeli, Benjamin

13.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Hampton, Christopher

14.
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

15.
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

16.
You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe.
Whistler, James Mcneill

17.
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

18.
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.
Wilde, Oscar

19.
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

20.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

21.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

22.
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

23.
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.
Chandler, Raymond

24.
There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

25.
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

26.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

27.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
James, Henry

28.
No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.
Olivier, Sir Lawrence

29.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

30.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

31.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

32.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

33.
I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
Barkley, Charles

34.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

35.
Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world -- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst -- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
Sterne, Laurence

36.
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
Picasso, Pablo

37.
Hardly a book of human worth, be it heaven's own secret, is honestly placed before the reader; it is either shunned, given a Periclean funeral oration in a hundred and fifty words, or interred in the potter's field of the newspapers back pages.
Dahlberg, Edward

38.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Adams, Scott

39.
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

40.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

41.
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.
Little, Lynn M.

42.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
Moliere

43.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

44.
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.
Edwards, Tryon

45.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

46.
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

47.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Johnson, Samuel

48.
I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an air hole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up.
Connolly, Cyril

49.
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

50.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor


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