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Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
- Rostand, Jean
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

2.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

3.
Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
Berger, John

4.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

5.
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.

6.
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

7.
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.
Kurt Vonnegut

8.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
Mcclung, Nellie

9.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.

10.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

11.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Cocteau, Jean

12.
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

13.
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.

14.
Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
Zeuxis

15.
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred

16.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Updike, John

17.
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.
Gibbon, Edward

18.
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

19.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do.
Costello, Elvis

20.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

21.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Erasmus, Desiderius

22.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

23.
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.

24.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
Fuller, Margaret

25.
A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, Oh, I don't like it. One might say it's the best muffin ever made. One might say it's an awful muffin. It's hard for me to say. It's for me to make the muffin.
Washington, Denzel

26.
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

27.
Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
Pope, Alexander

28.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Murdoch, Iris

29.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones

30.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

31.
Blame is safer than praise.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

32.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Rostand, Jean

33.
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

34.
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

35.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline

36.
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

37.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

38.
No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.
Olivier, Sir Lawrence

39.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
Buxton, Charles

40.
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

41.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
Carnegie, Dale

42.
It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's mature critics often are.
Walker, Alice

43.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney

44.
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

45.
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

46.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

47.
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
Conrad, Joseph

48.
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

49.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

50.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore


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