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Criticism

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Sontag, Susan

2.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

3.
Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
Zeuxis

4.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

5.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
Moliere

6.
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

7.
Blame is safer than praise.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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.
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

10.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

11.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

12.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

13.
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

14.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

15.
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

16.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

17.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

18.
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

19.
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
Churchill, Charles

20.
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

21.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Tynan, Kenneth

22.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney

23.
I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
Pound, Ezra

24.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles

25.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
James, Clive

26.
All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens.
Hemingway, Ernest

27.
Critics are already made.
Byron, Lord

28.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

29.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

30.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Benjamin, Walter

31.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Disraeli, Benjamin

32.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

33.
The critical opinions of a writer should always be taken with a large grain of salt. For the most part, they are manifestations of his debate with himself as to what he should do next and what he should avoid.
Auden, W. H.

34.
It is wrong to be harsh with the New York critics, unless one admits in the same breath that it is a condition of their existence that they should write entertainingly about something which is rarely worth writing about at all.
Chandler, Raymond

35.
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

36.
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

37.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline

38.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

39.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

40.
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

41.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Erasmus, Desiderius

42.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

43.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.

44.
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

45.
I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored.
Cartwright, Bill

46.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.

47.
The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

48.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
Hoffman, Dustin

49.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
West, Rebecca

50.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
Fox, Dr. Emmit


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