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Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
- Zeuxis
Criticism Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Criticism

1.
As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.
James, Clive

2.
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

3.
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

4.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Hubbard, Elbert

5.
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.

6.
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

7.
Blame is safer than praise.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

8.
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

9.
I never read a book before reviewing it; it prejudices a man so.
Smith, Sydney

10.
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

11.
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

12.
A critic is a man who knows the way, but can't drive the car.
Tynan, Kenneth

13.
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.

14.
David Lynch came out of it a genius, and I came out of it a fat girl. I'm sorry that the only comment I get about the part is the way I look. [Commenting on the critics' response to her performance in Blue Velvet]
Rossellini, Isabella

15.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.

16.
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

17.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
Narosky, Jose

18.
Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
Zeuxis

19.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
Murdoch, Iris

20.
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.

21.
Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.
Mascotte, John P.

22.
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Lowell, James Russell

23.
Any authentic work of art must start an argument between the artist and his audience.
West, Rebecca

24.
Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.
Native American Proverb

25.
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

26.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
Cicero, Marcus T.

27.
In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation makes art manageable, conformable.
Sontag, Susan

28.
The text is merely one of the contexts of a piece of literature, its lexical or verbal one, no more or less important than the sociological, psychological, historical, anthropological or generic.
Fiedler, Leslie

29.
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

30.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Schlegel, Friedrich

31.
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
Simms, William Gilmore

32.
Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled wrong.
Smullyan, Raymond

33.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
Baudelaire, Charles

34.
No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy.
Olivier, Sir Lawrence

35.
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

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

37.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
Selye, Hans

38.
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

39.
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

40.
Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
Churchill, Charles

41.
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

42.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

43.
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

44.
Criticism should be a casual conversation.
Auden, W. H.

45.
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

46.
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

47.
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

48.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
Kael, Pauline

49.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.

50.
If what they are saying about you is true, mend your ways. If it isn't true, forget it, and go on and serve the Lord.
Ironside, H. A.


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