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A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
- Schlegel, Friedrich
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
Tynan, Kenneth

2.
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

3.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell

4.
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.

5.
Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
Aikman, Leo

6.
Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.
Wilde, Oscar

7.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
West, Rebecca

8.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
Keats, John

9.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Hampton, Christopher

10.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

11.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

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

13.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

14.
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

15.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

16.
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

17.
You're never s good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
Holtz, Lou

18.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

19.
You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
Maugham, W. Somerset

20.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Epictetus

21.
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.
Frye, Northrop

22.
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

23.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

24.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
Buxton, Charles

25.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Rostand, Jean

26.
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

27.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

28.
The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
Algren, Nelson

29.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

30.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

31.
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

32.
It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.
Dahlberg, Edward

33.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
Mcclung, Nellie

34.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
Flagg, Fannie

35.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Disraeli, Benjamin

36.
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]
Rossellini, Isabella

37.
When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
Rowland, Helen

38.
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

39.
No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.
Olivier, Sir Lawrence

40.
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
Jean Sibelius

41.
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.

42.
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

43.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

44.
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

45.
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.
Sinha, Shall

46.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

47.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Benjamin, Walter

48.
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

49.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline

50.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Tynan, Kenneth


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