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

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

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

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An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My criticism of most religions is that
they don't allow criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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


 

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

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

Completion:
It is time for the project to be over.
You submitted the proposal, you painted your house,
you passed-in the term paper.
Whatever praise or criticism you received,
it is now time to move on to your next project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Steve Ross

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

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.
- Enid Bagnold

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.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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.
- Wim Wenders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anytime you put a movie out it's subject to such scrutiny and such criticism.
- Halle Berry

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

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

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.
- Henry Steele Commager

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

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

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism
and advice instead of compliments,
he forgets that it was not his good judgment,
but his charming manners, that won her heart.
- Helen Rowland

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.
- Edward Sapir

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.
- George Jean Nathan

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

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

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

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.
- Charles Schwab

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

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

I don't take criticism lying down.
- William Westmoreland

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

You are never really prepared for criticism.
- Barry Gibb

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

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.
- Richard E. Grant

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.
- Dan Rather

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Charley Pride

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
- H. L. Mencken

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.
- Fredrik Bajer

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.
- Renny Harlin

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

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

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

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

Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.
- Charles Buxton

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.
- Graham Coxon

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

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.
- Kevin Bacon

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Kenneth Koch


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