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Quotes And Sayings About Criticism

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


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 ~


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 ~


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 believe in criticism.
~By Paul Anka ~


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 ~


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 ~


I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
~By Noel Coward ~


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 ~


This issue, if not addressed, leaves any President, including George Bush, open to the criticism that they are essentially ignoring the destruction of the nation and I believe that with all my heart.
~By Tom Tancredo ~


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


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


Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen.
~By George Jean Nathan ~


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


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 ~


The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can.
~By Russell Crowe ~


Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Dare to risk public criticism.
~By Mary Kay Ash ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.
~By Kurt Huber ~


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


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


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 ~


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


I'm easy to work with, not a pushover, but I respond to criticism and find it inspiring.
~By Ben Elton ~


Never feel that a piece of criticism or advice is too much trouble to give, or that it exceeds your province.
~By Lord Mountbatten ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


There is no just and serene criticism as yet.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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


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 ~


You are never really prepared for criticism.
~By Barry Gibb ~


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


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 ~


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


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


We're all generous, but with different things, like time, money, talent - criticism.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


I'm fairly competant as a director and actor, but I am Mr. Neurotic as a writer. I just don't have enough confidence in my abilities to take criticism well. I take it personally. Start with 'It's a masterpiece,' and then tell me what you think could be changed.
~By Tim Robbins ~


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


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 ~


If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards, and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


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 ~


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 ~


Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
~By Phil Donahue ~


Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what might otherwise pass unregarded by us.
~By Walter Pater ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
~By Octavio Paz ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Conservative New Testament studies could also provide an intellectually satisfying alternative to German biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
~By John Gresham Machen ~


I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life - to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors.
~By Robert W. Service ~


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 ~


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 ~


The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.
~By A. E. Housman ~


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 ~


Criticism really used to hurt me. Most of these critics are usually frustrated artists, and they criticise other people's art because they can't do it themselves. It's a really disgusting job. They must feel horrible inside.
~By Rosanna Arquette ~


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 ~


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


Somehow I took whatever criticism there was very much to heart.
~By Dusty Springfield ~


I think my work shows that I love women. I understand where these types of criticisms are coming from because black people have been so dogged out in the media, they're just extra sensitive.
~By Spike Lee ~


Most criticism of advertising is written in ignorance of what actually happens inside these agencies.
~By Michael Schudson ~


One of the things that upset me was some of the criticism leveled at Simon and Garfunkel. I always took exception to it, but actually I agree with a lot of it.
~By Paul Simon ~


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 ~


Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
~By Paul J. Meyer ~


Of course the French are making very credible movies and it is still one of the greatest nations in terms of world cinema but the real problem is the decay in film criticism.
~By Wim Wenders ~


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 ~


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


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


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


So as an amateur Olympic competitor I loved criticism, because it made me better. But now as a professional I don't really know how to channel it or where to take it, so I don't take it quite as well.
~By Scott Hamilton ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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