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Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
- Tacitus, Publius Cornelius
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

2.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

3.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

4.
All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
Turner, Ted

5.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

6.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
Mcclung, Nellie

7.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles

8.
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.
Pound, Ezra

9.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Baudrillard, Jean

10.
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

11.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

12.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

13.
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.
Wolfe, Thomas

14.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

15.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

16.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

17.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Benjamin Disraeli

18.
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.
James, Henry

19.
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.

20.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
James, Clive

21.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

22.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Sontag, Susan

23.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Hubbard, Elbert

24.
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

25.
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

26.
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

27.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

28.
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

29.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Williams, Bern

30.
It is impossible to think of a man of any actual force and originality, universally recognized as having those qualities, who spent his whole life appraising and describing the work of other men.
Mencken, H. L.

31.
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

32.
Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
Aikman, Leo

33.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
Flagg, Fannie

34.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney

35.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

36.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

37.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

38.
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

39.
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

40.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Addison, Joseph

41.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Disraeli, Benjamin

42.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Proverb, German

43.
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

44.
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

45.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

46.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do.
Costello, Elvis

47.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

48.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Schlegel, Friedrich

49.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

50.
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


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