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Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
- West, Rebecca
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
God knows people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, professional critics, make me sick; camp following eunuchs of literature. They won't even whore. They're all virtuous and sterile. And how well meaning and high minded. But they're all camp followers.
Hemingway, Ernest

2.
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

3.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

4.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John

5.
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

6.
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
Jean Sibelius

7.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

8.
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

9.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
Fuller, Margaret

10.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

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

12.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

13.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

14.
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
Congreve, William

15.
We have been educated to such a fine -- or dull -- point that we are incapable of enjoying something new, something different, until we are first told what it's all about. We don't trust our five senses; we rely on our critics and educators, all of whom are failures in the realm of creation. In short, the blind lead the blind. It's the democratic way.
Miller, Henry

16.
I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored.
Cartwright, Bill

17.
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

18.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.

19.
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

20.
Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

21.
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

22.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
Christopher Hampton

23.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Cioran, E. M.

24.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

25.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb

26.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

27.
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

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

30.
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

31.
It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

32.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

33.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

34.
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

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

36.
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

37.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

38.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Johnson, Samuel

39.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

40.
The text is merely one of the contexts of a piece of literature, its lexical or verbal one, no more or less important than the sociological, psychological, historical, anthropological or generic.
Fiedler, Leslie

41.
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

42.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

43.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
Selye, Hans

44.
The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

45.
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

46.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

47.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Bible

48.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

49.
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred

50.
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


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