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Blame is safer than praise.
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world -- in order to set up a shadow world of meanings.
Sontag, Susan

2.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
Mizner, Wilson

3.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
Johnson, Samuel

4.
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

5.
I know I'm never as good or bad as one single performance. I've never believed in my critics or my worshippers, and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
Barkley, Charles

6.
Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.
Wilde, Oscar

7.
If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

8.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Schlegel, Friedrich

9.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Baudrillard, Jean

10.
A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak in pentameters, clearly has no business in literature. He cannot distinguish fiction from fact, and belongs in the same category as the people who send checks to radio stations for the relief of suffering heroines in soap operas.
Frye, Northrop

11.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

12.
All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
Turner, Ted

13.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

14.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

15.
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

16.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Harold Rosenberg

17.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

18.
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

19.
There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
Lewis, Sinclair

20.
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
Orwell, George

21.
When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
Rowland, Helen

22.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
James, Henry

23.
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

24.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

25.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Johnson, Samuel

26.
Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
Bruyere, Jean De La

27.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Proverb, German

28.
Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Pollock, Channing

29.
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

30.
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.

31.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Rostand, Jean

32.
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

33.
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
Churchill, Charles

34.
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

35.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Disraeli, Benjamin

36.
Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader's full attention.
Burroughs, William S.

37.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

38.
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

39.
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

40.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

41.
On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.
Wilde, Oscar

42.
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

43.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

44.
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

45.
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art -- and, by analogy, our own experience -- more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
Sontag, Susan

46.
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.

47.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

48.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

49.
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

50.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles


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