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Criticism

They condemn what they do not understand.
- Cicero, Marcus T.
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse -- why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

2.
You know lots of criticism is written by characters who are very academic and think it is a sign you are worthless if you make jokes or kid or even clown. I wouldn't kid Our Lord if he was on the cross. But I would attempt a joke with him if I ran into him chasing the money changers out of the temple.
Hemingway, Ernest

3.
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.

4.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

5.
The literary critic, or the critic of any other specific form of artistic expression, may detach himself from the world for as long as the work of art he is contemplating appears to do the same.
James, Clive

6.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

7.
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

8.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
Buxton, Charles

9.
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

10.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

11.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
Moliere

12.
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
Maugham, W. Somerset

13.
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

14.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
Christopher Hampton

15.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

16.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

17.
Nothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce in the authoritative statement of the reviewer.
Hutton, R. H.

18.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb

19.
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

20.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

21.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

22.
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

23.
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.

24.
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.

25.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

26.
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
DiCaprio, Leonardo

27.
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

28.
Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.
Wolfe, Thomas

29.
Give me the critic bred in Nature's school, who neither talks by rote, nor thinks by rule; who feeling's honest dictates still obeys, and dares, without a precedent, to praise.
Shee, Sir Martin Archer

30.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

31.
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Adams, Scott

32.
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

33.
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

34.
You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe.
Whistler, James Mcneill

35.
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred

36.
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

37.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

38.
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

39.
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

40.
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

41.
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.
Little, Lynn M.

42.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
Mcclung, Nellie

43.
They condemn what they do not understand.
Cicero, Marcus T.

44.
Critics are usually kinder to cheaper movies than to those they perceive to be big Hollywood releases. They cut you a lot more slack if you spend less money, which makes no sense.
Coen, Ethan

45.
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

46.
Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
Zeuxis

47.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Hammarskjold, Dag

48.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
Flagg, Fannie

49.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
Selye, Hans

50.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken


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