Criticism Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Criticism

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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 ~


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 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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 think the big thing I've had going for me in that regard has been the success of the league. I don't have quite as much control over things as people believe, so I frequently receive more credit than I deserve, and occasionally more criticism as well.
~By Pete Rozelle ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Association with my pupils has kept me young in my work. Criticism of their work has kept my own point of view clear.
~By William Merritt Chase ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin.
~By Harold Bloom ~


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


One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


We've got a daunting enough task to provide a definitive account of what happened in 9/11, without fear or favor, something that will last and will survive criticism over time. And we think we can do that with integrity in a bipartisan report.
~By Richard Ben Veniste ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.
~By Charles Buxton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy.
~By Bjork ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~

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