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



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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

2.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

3.
All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
Nunn, Gregory

4.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

5.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

6.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

7.
Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Pollock, Channing

8.
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

9.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

10.
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

11.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

12.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Churchill, Winston

13.
Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Henry Fielding

14.
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

15.
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

16.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline

17.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

18.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

19.
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

20.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Johnson, Samuel

21.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

22.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

23.
Recognize the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review.
Dahlberg, Edward

24.
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

25.
No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.
Olivier, Sir Lawrence

26.
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

27.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

28.
Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
Pope, Alexander

29.
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
Benjamin, Walter

30.
Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.
Chandler, Raymond

31.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

32.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

33.
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
Jean Sibelius

34.
Blame is safer than praise.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

35.
You know what the critics are. If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
Maugham, W. Somerset

36.
Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe

37.
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

38.
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

39.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

40.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Erasmus, Desiderius

41.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

42.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Adams, Scott

43.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

44.
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.
Little, Lynn M.

45.
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

46.
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

47.
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

48.
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

49.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

50.
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


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