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Criticism

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



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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

2.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

3.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
Hoffman, Dustin

4.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

5.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Benjamin, Walter

6.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.

7.
I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an air hole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up.
Connolly, Cyril

8.
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Updike, John

9.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

10.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

11.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge
Hill, Napoleon

12.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
Mizner, Wilson

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.
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.

15.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Williams, Bern

16.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

17.
Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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

20.
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
Benjamin, Walter

21.
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

22.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Sontag, Susan

23.
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

24.
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

25.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Bible

26.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Cocteau, Jean

27.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
Miller, Henry

28.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

29.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Disraeli, Benjamin

30.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

31.
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

32.
One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. They have put into practice the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.
Rosenberg, Harold

33.
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

34.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

35.
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

36.
It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you.
Wilson, Woodrow T.

37.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

38.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Wilde, Oscar

39.
One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.
Moliere

40.
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

41.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
Christopher Hampton

42.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

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

44.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Hammarskjold, Dag

45.
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

46.
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

47.
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Hugo, Victor

48.
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

49.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

50.
Critics are already made.
Byron, Lord


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