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A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
- Baudrillard, Jean
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

2.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
Thoreau, Henry David

3.
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

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.
If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?
Slater, Christian

6.
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

7.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
Carnegie, Dale

8.
Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood.
Edwards, Tryon

9.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

10.
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

11.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

12.
Unless criticism refuses to take itself quite so seriously or at least to permit its readers not to, it will inevitably continue to reflect the finicky canons of the genteel tradition and the depressing pieties of the Culture Religion of Modernism.
Fiedler, Leslie

13.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Tynan, Kenneth

14.
I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an air hole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up.
Connolly, Cyril

15.
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

16.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

17.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell

18.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
Flagg, Fannie

19.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

20.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

21.
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

22.
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

23.
I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.
Aragon, Louis

24.
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

25.
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

26.
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

27.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

28.
It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's mature critics often are.
Walker, Alice

29.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles

30.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

31.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

32.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

33.
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

34.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Cocteau, Jean

35.
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

36.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

37.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Benjamin, Walter

38.
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
Churchill, Charles

39.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
Cicero, Marcus T.

40.
Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
Galbraith, John Kenneth

41.
They condemn what they do not understand.
Cicero, Marcus T.

42.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John

43.
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

44.
Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present.
Berger, John

45.
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

46.
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

47.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Williams, Bern

48.
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

49.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

50.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John


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