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Quotes And Sayings About Criticism

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Quotes And Sayings About Criticism

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In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won't be able to do this.
~By Willie Mays ~


Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.
~By Charles Buxton ~


Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment and it seems that the French directors have woken up one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.
~By Wim Wenders ~


Directors who turn into big babies and shut out criticism stop learning.
~By Richard King ~


To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.
~By Charles Babbage ~


Most people would have given up when faced with all the criticism I've received over the years.
~By Albert Ellis ~


I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
~By Johann Kepler ~


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


A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism - a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
~By Richard Hofstadter ~


My favorite laser disk ever was the laser disk for The Graduate, which had a commentary track that wasn't even the filmmakers, it was a professor, some film criticism guy who just happen to be this amazing commentator who went off into the whole theory of comedy.
~By Jay Roach ~


I believe in criticism.
~By Paul Anka ~


I can take criticisms but not compliments.
~By James Taylor ~


As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud's best writing is about Dostoyevsky. It's a kind of displaced literacy criticism.
~By Dennis Potter ~


Political criticism is our enemies' best friend.
~By Bernard Kerik ~


What we don't need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn't.
~By Charley Pride ~


Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.
~By Frederick William Faber ~


And I have to say, I agree with some of the criticisms that some have made about that state program which allocates the grant money on a very rigid formula all across the country, with a certain percentage to each state.
~By Michael Chertoff ~


According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
~By Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ~


If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
~By Katharine Hepburn ~


I mean, the part you don't like, I mean, that's the only part. That's the part no one likes, and that is the criticisms, and the unfair criticisms, I might add, of my husband. But that's also just a fact of life in politics.
~By Laura Bush ~


You have to laugh, you have to be able to take criticism.
~By Tina Yothers ~


Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism.
~By Josef Skvorecky ~


Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


I mean no film is beyond criticism, but I think we've made a very modest movie.
~By Walter Hill ~


Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
~By Henry Steele Commager ~


Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.
~By Alan Jay Lerner ~


The most destructive criticism is indifference.
~By Edgar Watson Howe ~


There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.
~By Stephen Spender ~


Despite a decade of criticism and budget cuts, the specialised UN agencies have far more expertise and hands-on experience than any other organisations in the world.
~By Jeffrey Sachs ~


The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work.
~By Margaret Fuller ~


My criticism is too severe sometimes and that is not good. But why don't you start doing your work unless your leader flies into a rage? It is not that you cannot do it but that you don't want to do it.
~By Zhu Rongji ~


The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.
~By Wole Soyinka ~


I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
~By Harold Bloom ~


The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of the theory of evolution in the classroom.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
~By Enid Bagnold ~


Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
~By John Updike ~


Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
~By Octavio Paz ~


I think Mr. Clarke had a tendency to interfere too much with the activities of the CIA, and our leadership at the senior level let him interfere too much. So criticism from him I kind of wear as a badge of honor.
~By Michael Scheuer ~


I'm still trying to discover my position on my own artwork and hopefully at this exhibition someone will come and tell me. I'm open to listening to criticism.
~By Graham Coxon ~


Criticism starts - it has to start - with a real passion for reading. It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties, but you must fall in love with poems.
~By Harold Bloom ~


I'm vulnerable to criticism. Any artist is, because you work alone in your studio and, until recently, critics were the only way you'd get any feedback.
~By Howard Hodgkin ~


Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.
~By Felix Adler ~


Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
~By Franklin P. Jones ~


I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism.
~By Titus Maccius Plautus ~


Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful. Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal, and they feel let down by that.
~By Paddy Ashdown ~


Nobody is that thick-skinned that it doesn't hurt you. Still, you always know what happens in football. I have got used to criticism, I suppose, having been high profile with England and Man U.
~By Bryan Robson ~


Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
~By Ezra Pound ~


Many French directors, having now realised there was no more real criticism, that the standards of the past have gone, are very offended about the quality of film criticism.
~By Wim Wenders ~


The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
~By Wim Wenders ~


Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
~By Gordon B. Hinckley ~


I do see value in music criticism. Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.
~By Van Morrison ~


I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.
~By Harold MacMillan ~


In my opinion, the most significant works of the twentieth century are those that rise beyond the conceptual tyranny of genre; they are, at the same time, poetry, criticism, narrative, drama, etc.
~By Juan Goytisolo ~


So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.
~By E. M. Forster ~


Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.
~By Donald Rumsfeld ~


Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
~By Joseph Addison ~


We always expect tremendous criticism. It is my role to be the lightning rod ... to attract the attacks against the organization for our work, and that is a difficult role. On the other hand, I get undue credit.
~By Julian Assange ~


There is no scorn more profound, or on the whole more justifiable, than that of the men who make for the men who explain. Exposition, criticism, appreciation, is work for second-rate minds.
~By G. H. Hardy ~


Give no time to finding fault of criticism.
~By Marvin J. Ashton ~


The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak, in criticism, of form.
~By Allen Tate ~


Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
~By Winston Churchill ~


I still think like a critic, and I still analyze films like a critic. However, it's not possible to write criticism if you're making films.
~By Paul Schrader ~


I think that's unjustified criticism. We have had a number of measures in place in this country for several years to mitigate the possibility of mad cow spreading in this country. We have found a single case.
~By Ann Veneman ~


I've had trouble with criticism, I guess. It's hard to know what role criticism plays in either encouraging poets or in getting other people to read them.
~By Kenneth Koch ~


But, when I had this feeling and started painting sacred art, as I had this feeling to do, then it come to me: my problem is I'll get a lot of criticism and another problem is my work's not good enough to sell.
~By Howard Finster ~


I don't take criticism lying down.
~By William Westmoreland ~


It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.
~By Alfred Whitney Griswold ~


Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.
~By John Kenneth Galbraith ~


The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn't like blue.
~By Cecil Beaton ~


Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl that later on became my wife. At that time, we were so naive. I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx. I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength of his criticism about capital.
~By Shimon Peres ~


To silence criticism is to silence freedom.
~By Sidney Hook ~


Criticism, even when you try to ignore it, can hurt. I have cried over many articles written about me, but I move on and I don't hold on to that .
~By Diana Ross ~


The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research, but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.
~By Clifford Geertz ~


In the recent years there have been criticisms levelled against Japan suggesting that she should offer more military forces to the United Nations forces and thereby play a more active role in the keeping and restoration of peace in various parts of the world.
~By Kenzaburo Oe ~


He only profits from praise who values criticism.
~By Heinrich Heine ~


National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services.
~By Corazon Aquino ~


There are few circumstances which so strongly distinguish the philosopher, as the calmness with which he can reply to criticisms he may think undeservedly severe.
~By Charles Babbage ~


Obviously there will be a backlash. If you believe the hype you have to believe a backlash too. Any criticism we get, is always stuff we've already criticised ourselves.
~By Johnny Greenwood ~


The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something as beautiful and powerful and wonderful as Hollywood films and a criticism of the status quo. That's my dream, to make such a German film.
~By Rainer W. Fassbinder ~


There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.
~By Robert M. Hutchins ~


Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
~By Edgar Watson Howe ~


I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
~By Charles Schwab ~


The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


Be kind and considerate with your criticism... It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
~By Malcolm Cowley ~


Colonial governors and senior civil servants are not easy people to argue with, and I was not popular because of my criticism of the colonial service in Kenya.
~By Louis Leakey ~


I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.
~By Karl Popper ~


It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


I would guess that any criticism about Wal-Mart could have some element of truth with 1,500,000 people.
~By Lee Scott ~


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


People say you should read your criticism because it will make you a better person but it doesn't. It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.
~By Jo Brand ~


I'm a judge. It seemed to me that it was critical to try to take action to stem the criticism and help people understand that in the constitutional framework, it's terribly important not to have a system of retaliation against decisions people don't like.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~

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