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Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.
Olivier, Sir Lawrence

2.
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.

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

4.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
Franklin, Benjamin

5.
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

6.
Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone.
Joubert, Joseph

7.
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred

8.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb

9.
In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation makes art manageable, conformable.
Sontag, Susan

10.
They condemn what they do not understand.
Cicero, Marcus T.

11.
On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.
Wilde, Oscar

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.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.

14.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

15.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset

16.
Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
Zeuxis

17.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

18.
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

19.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

20.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

21.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
West, Rebecca

22.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

23.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

24.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
Johnson, Samuel

25.
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

26.
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

27.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

28.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

29.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

30.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

31.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Disraeli, Benjamin

32.
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

33.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Murdoch, Iris

34.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Baudelaire, Charles

35.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Cioran, E. M.

36.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Adams, Scott

37.
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

38.
The true critic is he who bears within himself the dreams and ideas and feelings of myriad generations, and to whom no form of thought is alien, no emotional impulse obscure.
Wilde, Oscar

39.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

40.
In reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Fielding, Henry

41.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Proverb, German

42.
One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded.
Klee, Paul

43.
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.

44.
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

45.
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

46.
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

47.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Epictetus

48.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
Fox, Dr. Emmit

49.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

50.
There is an air of last things, a brooding sense of impending annihilation, about so much deconstructive activity, in so many of its guises; it is not merely postmodernist but preapocalyptic.
Lehman, David


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