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Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
- Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

2.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Tynan, Kenneth

3.
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.

4.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Proverb, German

5.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

6.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

7.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.

8.
I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
Thoreau, Henry David

9.
Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.
Fuller, Margaret

10.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

11.
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.

12.
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.

13.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

14.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
Moliere

15.
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

16.
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
Porchia, Antonio

17.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

18.
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

19.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

20.
The greatest honor that can be paid to the work of art, on its pedestal of ritual display, is to describe it with sensory completeness. We need a science of description. Criticism is ceremonial revivification.
Paglia, Camille

21.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

22.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb

23.
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

24.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

25.
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

26.
The easiest thing a human being can do is to criticize another human being.
Little, Lynn M.

27.
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

28.
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
Conrad, Joseph

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

30.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

31.
God knows people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, professional critics, make me sick; camp following eunuchs of literature. They won't even whore. They're all virtuous and sterile. And how well meaning and high minded. But they're all camp followers.
Hemingway, Ernest

32.
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

33.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

34.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
Cicero, Marcus T.

35.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Updike, John

36.
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

37.
The text is merely one of the contexts of a piece of literature, its lexical or verbal one, no more or less important than the sociological, psychological, historical, anthropological or generic.
Fiedler, Leslie

38.
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

39.
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

42.
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

43.
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

44.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Bible

45.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

46.
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

47.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles

48.
On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure.
Wilde, Oscar

49.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

50.
No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.
Olivier, Sir Lawrence


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