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



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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.

2.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

3.
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
Picasso, Pablo

4.
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

5.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

6.
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

7.
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

8.
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.

9.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Beecher, Henry Ward

10.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Benjamin, Walter

11.
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

12.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

13.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

14.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Hampton, Christopher

15.
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
Porchia, Antonio

16.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

17.
We have our little theory on all human and divine things. Poetry, the workings of genius itself, which, in all times, with one or another meaning, has been called Inspiration, and held to be mysterious and inscrutable, is no longer without its scientific exposition. The building of the lofty rhyme is like any other masonry or bricklaying: we have theories of its rise, height, decline and fall -- which latter, it would seem, is now near, among all people.
Carlyle, Thomas

18.
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

19.
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

20.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

21.
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

22.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

23.
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

24.
Critics are already made.
Byron, Lord

25.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

26.
All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens.
Hemingway, Ernest

27.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

28.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

29.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

30.
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

31.
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

32.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb

33.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Updike, John

34.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

35.
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.

36.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Baudelaire, Charles

37.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Bible

38.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

39.
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

40.
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.

41.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

42.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

43.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

44.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney

45.
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

46.
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

47.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
Flagg, Fannie

48.
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

49.
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

50.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
James, Clive


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