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Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy.
~By Brendan Fraser ~


I have been frequently accused of deliberately twisting subject matter to my point of view. Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism. But criticism can come out of love.
~By Robert Frank ~


The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.
~By William James ~


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 ~


Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it's really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a bad review, it's really crushing for ten minutes. Either way, you go on.
~By Ann Patchett ~


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 ~


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


I think that my main criticism in that book was directed at the general assumption that adaptation characterizes populations and species, rather than simply the individuals in the populations and species.
~By George C. Williams ~


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 ~


You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
~By John Wooden ~


Though bitter, good medicine cures illness. Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.
~By Sima Qian ~


That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism, or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable or which do not command our approval.
~By Bainbridge Colby ~


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


The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy.
~By Robert E. Lee ~


To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson!
~By Anne Seward ~


In this age of consumerism film criticism all over the world - in America first but also in Europe - has become something that caters for the movie industry instead of being a counterbalance.
~By Wim Wenders ~


If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that.
~By John Cusack ~


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 ~


Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


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 ~


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 ~


I believe in criticism.
~By Paul Anka ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


My opinions and principles are subjects of just criticism. I put myself before the public voluntarily.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


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


Dodi got a lot of criticism when he began dating Princess Diana. No one seemed to think he was good enough for her.
~By Lorna Luft ~


You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.
~By Steve Ross ~


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


Critics can be your most important friend. I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad, it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


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


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 ~


Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
~By Jean Rostand ~


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 ~


Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
~By Henry Miller ~


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


No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


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.
~By William Gilmore Simms ~


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 ~


Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.
~By Balthus ~


Time and time again I was told that I would never make the film on time and never make it on budget. That kind of criticism tends to turn me into a great big motor of efficiency.
~By Richard E. Grant ~


There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind. That is why I never could have survived as an academic.
~By Anne Stevenson ~


Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within.
~By Edmund Husserl ~


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 ~


Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future.
~By Mike Rounds ~


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 ~


If you can't fully believe in your ideas, it very quickly communicates to a group of actors who need something to hold onto. They need to believe that whatever criticism, whatever comment is received, is meant.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


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 ~


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.
~By Susan Sontag ~


In a way, a certain amount of self-criticism is a good thing, because it keeps you humble. Realizing that no matter what success you've achieved, you can still make enemies makes you humble, too.
~By Lynn Johnston ~


Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
~By Kingsley Amis ~


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


If I were white, I'd get less criticism.
~By Lenny Kravitz ~


There has certainly been criticism of the timing involved in getting help to the victims of the storm, and much of it may indeed be warranted. However, this is not the time for pointing fingers; rather, it is the time for offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need.
~By Jo Bonner ~


Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on.
~By Paula Abdul ~


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 think the criticism that I take to heart is from other writers that I respect.
~By Steve Earle ~


Christ, he was paranoid about criticism. I used to say: why doesn't he worry about the team and forget what people are saying? He got Phil Thompson, who was a kid coming through when I was a Liverpool player, to have a go at me. So now I don't talk to him.
~By Ian St. John ~


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


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


In a way, I have to have a dictatorship. I can't be told that I'm wrong. That conflicts with what I was saying earlier about listening. It isn't to do with receiving criticism and responding to other views, it's who has that last decision.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


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 ~


The other part of our proposal that gets the 'dittoheads' upset is our suggestion that the commercial radio station owners either play by the rules or pay. In other words, if they don't want to be subject to local criticism of how they are meeting their license obligations, they should pay to support public broadcasters who will operate on behalf of the local community.
~By Mark Lloyd ~


The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
~By Walter Benjamin ~


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 ~


Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
~By George Eliot ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics but very few who have substantive criticisms. There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more a matter of inertia than it is of people having some real reason for thinking something else.
~By K. Eric Drexler ~


For years Don Imus was just - boy, he was merciless in his criticism of me. Maybe it was justified, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt.
~By Dan Rather ~


All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science.
~By Leslie Fiedler ~


You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are, and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do.
~By Renny Harlin ~


The supposed inferiority of a constructed language to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is, of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language.
~By Edward Sapir ~


For all my criticisms of the current system, it doesn't mean that I would like to return to the old one.
~By Helen Suzman ~


The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
~By William Gilmore Simms ~


If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck's back.
~By Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards ~


Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight. The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest - and not merely a response to U.S. criticism.
~By Paul Samuelson ~


Politics calls for robust debate and criticism, but this should never descend to personal and demeaning slurs.
~By Kim Beazley ~


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 ~


There is one criticism which cannot be leveled at interparliamentary conferences but which is applicable to a great extent to peace congresses: the meetings waste time.
~By Fredrik Bajer ~


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


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


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


To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
~By Helen Rowland ~


Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government.
~By Robert Taft ~


In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~

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