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



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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.

2.
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.

3.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

4.
Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader's full attention.
Burroughs, William S.

5.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
James, Henry

6.
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

7.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
West, Rebecca

8.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Murdoch, Iris

9.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

10.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

11.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Harold Rosenberg

12.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

13.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

14.
Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
Bruyere, Jean De La

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

16.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Baudrillard, Jean

17.
When the critics come around it's always too late.
Nolan, Sir Sidney

18.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
Erasmus, Desiderius

19.
The literary critic, or the critic of any other specific form of artistic expression, may detach himself from the world for as long as the work of art he is contemplating appears to do the same.
James, Clive

20.
Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it's a really stupid thing to want to do.
Costello, Elvis

21.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

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

24.
The avocation of assessing the failures of better men can be turned into a comfortable livelihood, providing you back it up with a Ph.D.
Algren, Nelson

25.
Critics are already made.
Byron, Lord

26.
All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
Nunn, Gregory

27.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

28.
Every writer is necessarily a critic -- that is, each sentence is a skeleton accompanied by enormous activity of rejection; and each selection is governed by general principles concerning truth, force, beauty, and so on. The critic that is in every fabulist is like the iceberg -- nine-tenths of him is under water.
Wilder, Thornton

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

30.
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

31.
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

32.
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

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

35.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
James, Clive

36.
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

37.
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
H. L. Mencken

38.
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

39.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.

40.
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

41.
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

42.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

43.
They condemn what they do not understand.
Cicero, Marcus T.

44.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

45.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Baudelaire, Charles

46.
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

47.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

48.
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

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.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.
Johnson, Samuel


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