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Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

2.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Hammarskjold, Dag

3.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

4.
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

5.
On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.
Wilde, Oscar

6.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

7.
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
Porchia, Antonio

8.
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

9.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

10.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
Cicero, Marcus T.

11.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

12.
If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

13.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Proverb, Chinese

14.
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

15.
Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.
Simms, William Gilmore

16.
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

17.
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

18.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

19.
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
Conrad, Joseph

20.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
Mcclung, Nellie

21.
Critics are already made.
Byron, Lord

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.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

24.
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

25.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

26.
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

27.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

28.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
Fuller, Margaret

29.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Murdoch, Iris

30.
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

31.
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

32.
Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
Aikman, Leo

33.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
West, Rebecca

34.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

35.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Erasmus, Desiderius

36.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
Selye, Hans

37.
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

38.
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.
Little, Lynn M.

39.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

40.
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

41.
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

42.
Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Pollock, Channing

43.
Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.
Adorno, Theodor W.

44.
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

45.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney

46.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Bible

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

49.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

50.
In an age of unscrupulous and shameless book-making, it is a duty to give notice of the rubbish that cumbers the ground. There is no credit, no real power required for this task. It is the work of an intellectual scavenger, and far from being specially honorable.
Hutton, R. H.


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