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Criticism

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
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
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

2.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

3.
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

4.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb

5.
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

6.
Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead!
Flagg, Fannie

7.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
Burns, Robert

8.
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

9.
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Disraeli, Benjamin

10.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

11.
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

12.
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

13.
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

14.
Nothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce in the authoritative statement of the reviewer.
Hutton, R. H.

15.
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
Jean Sibelius

16.
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
Benjamin, Walter

17.
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

18.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, "I wanna grow up and be a critic."
Richard Pryor

19.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
Christopher Hampton

20.
Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build it.
Rayburn, Sam

21.
Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
Aikman, Leo

22.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Proverb, Chinese

23.
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

24.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.

25.
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
Mcluhan, Marshall

26.
Literary criticism can be no more than a reasoned account of the feeling produced upon the critic by the book he is criticizing. Criticism can never be a science: it is, in the first place, much too personal, and in the second, it is concerned with values that science ignores. The touchstone is emotion, not reason. We judge a work of art by its effect on our sincere and vital emotion, and nothing else. All the critical twiddle-twaddle about style and form, all this pseudoscientific classifying and analyzing of books in an imitation-botanical fashion, is mere impertinence and mostly dull jargon.
Lawrence, D. H.

27.
The great critic must be a philosopher, for from philosophy he will learn serenity, impartiality, and the transitoriness of human things.
Maugham, W. Somerset

28.
Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

29.
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

30.
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

31.
The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.
Raphael, Frederic

32.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Jones, Franklin P.

33.
A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind.
Shenstone, William

34.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard

35.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You'll be criticized anyway.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

36.
God knows people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, professional critics, make me sick; camp following eunuchs of literature. They won't even whore. They're all virtuous and sterile. And how well meaning and high minded. But they're all camp followers.
Hemingway, Ernest

37.
In judging others, folks will work overtime for no pay.
Carruthers, Charles Edwin

38.
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

39.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
Proverb, Chinese

40.
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
Conrad, Joseph

41.
Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they really are.
Henry Fielding

42.
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
Collins, Jackie

43.
The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
Buxton, Charles

44.
The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.
Gourmont, Remy De

45.
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

46.
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

47.
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

48.
No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Harold Rosenberg

49.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
France, Anatole

50.
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Steinbeck, John


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