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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

2.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

3.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

4.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

5.
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

6.
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

7.
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!
Meir, Golda

8.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles

9.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb

10.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

11.
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

12.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

13.
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

14.
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

15.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

16.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
Helvetius, Claude A.

17.
In my conscience I believe the baggage loves me, for she never speaks well of me herself, nor suffers any body else to rail at me.
Congreve, William

18.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Disraeli, Benjamin

19.
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

20.
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

21.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

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.
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

24.
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

25.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Cocteau, Jean

26.
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

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

28.
Self-laudation abounds among the unpolished, but nothing can stamp a man more sharply as ill-bred.
Buxton, Charles

29.
Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
Pope, Alexander

30.
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

31.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell

32.
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

33.
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
Kurt Vonnegut

34.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Bible

35.
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

36.
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

37.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
Hampton, Christopher

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

40.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

41.
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

42.
Every writer is necessarily a critic -- that is, each sentence is a skeleton accompanied by enormous activity of rejection; and each selection is governed by general principles concerning truth, force, beauty, and so on. The critic that is in every fabulist is like the iceberg -- nine-tenths of him is under water.
Wilder, Thornton

43.
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

44.
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

45.
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

46.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

47.
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.

48.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

49.
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

50.
They condemn what they do not understand.
Cicero, Marcus T.


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