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Criticism

There are two modes of criticism. One which crushes to earth without mercy all the humble buds of Phantasy, all the plants that, though green and fruitful, are also a prey to insects or have suffered by drought. It weeds well the garden, and cannot believe the weed in its native soil may be a pretty, graceful plant. There is another mode which enters into the natural history of every thing that breathes and lives, which believes no impulse to be entirely in vain, which scrutinizes circumstances, motive and object before it condemns, and believes there is a beauty in natural form, if its law and purpose be understood.
- Fuller, Margaret
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

2.
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

3.
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

4.
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

5.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Cocteau, Jean

6.
All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
Nunn, Gregory

7.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

8.
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

9.
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

10.
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

11.
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

12.
Professional critics are incapable of distinguishing and appreciating either diamonds in the rough or gold in bars. They are traders, and in literature know only the coins that are current. Their critical lab has scales and weights, but neither crucible or touchstone.
Joubert, Joseph

13.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
Selye, Hans

14.
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

15.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
Flagg, Fannie

16.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

17.
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

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.
Criticism should be a casual conversation.
Auden, W. H.

20.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Hubbard, Elbert

21.
The true critic is he who bears within himself the dreams and ideas and feelings of myriad generations, and to whom no form of thought is alien, no emotional impulse obscure.
Wilde, Oscar

22.
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

23.
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

24.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

25.
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

26.
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

27.
One does not lash hat lies at a distance. The foibles that we ridicule must at least be a little bit our own. Only then will the work be a part of our own flesh. The garden must be weeded.
Klee, Paul

28.
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

29.
What we ask of him is, that he should find out for us more than we can find out for ourselves. He must have the passion of a lover.
Symons, Arthur

30.
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
Clurman, Harold

31.
The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

32.
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

33.
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

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

35.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

36.
A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
Byron, Lord

37.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

38.
Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
Galbraith, John Kenneth

39.
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

40.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones

41.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Benjamin, Walter

42.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

43.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

44.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

45.
That is what the highest criticism really is, the record of one's own soul. It is more fascinating than history, as it is concerned simply with oneself. It is more delightful than philosophy, as its subject is concrete and not abstract, real and not vague. It is the only civilized form of autobiography.
Wilde, Oscar

46.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
Hoffman, Dustin

47.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

48.
Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
Zeuxis

49.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

50.
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


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