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Criticism

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
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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

2.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Baudrillard, Jean

3.
Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!
James, Henry

4.
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
W. H. Auden

5.
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

6.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

7.
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

8.
Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.
Mayor, Federico

9.
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

10.
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
Porchia, Antonio

11.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
Steinbeck, John

12.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

13.
A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
Byron, Lord

14.
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

15.
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

16.
Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von

17.
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Ziglar, Zig

18.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
James, Clive

19.
Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores.
Wolfe, Thomas

20.
All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics.
Nunn, Gregory

21.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
Selye, Hans

22.
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

23.
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

24.
To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.
James, Henry

25.
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.

26.
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

27.
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

28.
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

29.
You should not say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe.
Whistler, James Mcneill

30.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

31.
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

32.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

33.
It is impossible to think of a man of any actual force and originality, universally recognized as having those qualities, who spent his whole life appraising and describing the work of other men.
Mencken, H. L.

34.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Tynan, Kenneth

35.
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

36.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
France, Anatole

37.
All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
Turner, Ted

38.
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
Williams, Bern

39.
Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.
Chandler, Raymond

40.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
Sontag, Susan

41.
There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
Lewis, Sinclair

42.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

43.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Proverb, Chinese

44.
They condemn what they do not understand.
Cicero, Marcus T.

45.
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

46.
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

47.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat

48.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

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.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Disraeli, Benjamin


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