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People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
- Maugham, W. Somerset
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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

2.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Hammarskjold, Dag

3.
The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.
Gibbon, Edward

4.
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

5.
Unlike other people, our reviewers are powerful because they believe in nothing.
Clurman, Harold

6.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

7.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

8.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

9.
In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation makes art manageable, conformable.
Sontag, Susan

10.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

11.
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

12.
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

13.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

14.
A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, Oh, I don't like it. One might say it's the best muffin ever made. One might say it's an awful muffin. It's hard for me to say. It's for me to make the muffin.
Washington, Denzel

15.
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

16.
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

17.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Cioran, E. M.

18.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Addison, Joseph

19.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
Keats, John

20.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

21.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

22.
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

23.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

24.
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

25.
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
Lawrence, D. H.

26.
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

27.
They condemn what they do not understand.
Cicero, Marcus T.

28.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Proverb, German

29.
A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
Byron, Lord

30.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Erasmus, Desiderius

31.
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

32.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Williams, Bern

33.
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

34.
Let me walk three weeks in the footsteps of my enemy, carry the same burden, have the same trials as he, before I say one word to criticize.

35.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John

36.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

37.
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.

38.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Schlegel, Friedrich

39.
Each generation produces its squad of moderns with peashooters to attack Gibraltar.
Pollock, Channing

40.
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

41.
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

42.
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

43.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

44.
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

45.
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

46.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell

47.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

48.
It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's mature critics often are.
Walker, Alice

49.
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
Porchia, Antonio

50.
Give me the critic bred in Nature's school, who neither talks by rote, nor thinks by rule; who feeling's honest dictates still obeys, and dares, without a precedent, to praise.
Shee, Sir Martin Archer


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