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I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
- Richard Pryor
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Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
Zeuxis

2.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Cioran, E. M.

3.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
Paz, Octavio

4.
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

5.
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred

6.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Tynan, Kenneth

7.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Baudelaire, Charles

8.
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

9.
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

10.
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

11.
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

12.
Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

13.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

14.
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

15.
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

16.
Recognize the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review.
Dahlberg, Edward

17.
What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.
Cocteau, Jean

18.
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
Mcclung, Nellie

19.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

20.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

21.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell

22.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

23.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

24.
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

25.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

26.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

27.
If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.
Lincoln, Abraham

28.
Critics are usually kinder to cheaper movies than to those they perceive to be big Hollywood releases. They cut you a lot more slack if you spend less money, which makes no sense.
Coen, Ethan

29.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
Christopher Hampton

30.
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

31.
Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.
Pope, Alexander

32.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

33.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world -- in order to set up a shadow world of meanings.
Sontag, Susan

34.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Beecher, Henry Ward

35.
If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?
Slater, Christian

36.
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

37.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

38.
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.

39.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Benjamin Disraeli

40.
There is an air of last things, a brooding sense of impending annihilation, about so much deconstructive activity, in so many of its guises; it is not merely postmodernist but preapocalyptic.
Lehman, David

41.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

42.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.

43.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

44.
When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
Guinon, Albert

45.
Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
Chandler, Raymond

46.
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

47.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

48.
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

49.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

50.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell


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