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Criticism

A louse in the locks of literature.
- Tennyson, Lord Alfred
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
France, Anatole

2.
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

3.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

4.
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
La Bruyere, Jean De

5.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Epictetus

6.
A louse in the locks of literature.
Tennyson, Lord Alfred

7.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Disraeli, Benjamin

8.
Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism.
Simms, William Gilmore

9.
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Lowell, James Russell

10.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Carlyle, Thomas

11.
All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens.
Hemingway, Ernest

12.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Hubbard, Elbert

13.
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
Porchia, Antonio

14.
The true critic is he who bears within himself the dreams and ideas and feelings of myriad generations, and to whom no form of thought is alien, no emotional impulse obscure.
Wilde, Oscar

15.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Baudrillard, Jean

16.
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
Conrad, Joseph

17.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

18.
We have been educated to such a fine -- or dull -- point that we are incapable of enjoying something new, something different, until we are first told what it's all about. We don't trust our five senses; we rely on our critics and educators, all of whom are failures in the realm of creation. In short, the blind lead the blind. It's the democratic way.
Miller, Henry

19.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

20.
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

21.
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.

22.
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

23.
Since we cannot attain unto it, let us revenge ourselves with railing against it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De

24.
Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.
Benjamin, Walter

25.
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

26.
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

27.
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
Picasso, Pablo

28.
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

29.
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

30.
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
Carnegie, Dale

31.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
West, Rebecca

32.
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

33.
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
Kundera, Milan

34.
If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.
Holtz, Lou

35.
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.

36.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Bible

37.
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

38.
Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.
Briton, Crand

39.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Proverb, German

40.
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
Tynan, Kenneth

41.
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

42.
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

43.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Kundera, Milan

44.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Rostand, Jean

45.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

46.
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Benjamin Disraeli

47.
Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
Aikman, Leo

48.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

49.
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

50.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Roosevelt, Eleanor


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