Criticism Quotes And Sayings

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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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'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 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 think there are different ways of being rigorous, and I am asking people to be as rigorous in their pleasure as in their criticism.
~By Barbara Kruger ~


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


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


After the many rumours that we had heard about Hitler and the published criticisms we had read about him, we were pleasantly impressed. His appearance was neither pretentious nor affected.
~By Hjalmar Schacht ~


But I think the bottom line right now is to take the constructive criticism and use that to build toward, as I say, the hurricane season that is 100 days away. And we don't have a lot of time to waste before we start to address that next set of challenges.
~By Michael Chertoff ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I have been both praised and criticized. The criticism stung, but the praise sometimes bothered me even more. To have received such praise and honors has always been puzzling to me.
~By Billy Joel ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's.
~By E. M. Forster ~


In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism.
~By George J. Mitchell ~


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


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


Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, - though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, - the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
~By Laurence Sterne ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Poetry; a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty.
~By Matthew Arnold ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.
~By Theodore Roosevelt ~


There is more criticism of puritanism, and more distance from Christian morality, than there has been before.
~By Susie Bright ~


Great companies have high cultures of accountability, it comes with this culture of criticism I was talking about before, and I think our culture is strong on that.
~By Steve Ballmer ~


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


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 ~


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 am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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


I believe in criticism.
~By Paul Anka ~


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 ~


Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.
~By Hugo Black ~


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


Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


It would be very easy for us to do a collection that everybody would like and not criticize. But criticism is a part of life. You have to take it.
~By Donatella Versace ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly.
~By Roger Ebert ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.
~By Beverley Mitchell ~


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 ~


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 ~

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