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Criticism Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Criticism

Please enjoy these Criticism Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Criticism starts - it has to start -
with a real passion for reading.
It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties,
but you must fall in love with poems.
- Harold Bloom

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

The art of the critic in a nutshell:
to coin slogans without betraying ideas.
The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
- Walter Benjamin

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

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.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism;
it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.
- Gustave Flaubert

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

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

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

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

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

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

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

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

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

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 most destructive criticism is indifference.
- Edgar Watson Howe

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

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.
- Billy Joel

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

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.
- Steve Ballmer

He only profits from praise who values criticism.
- Heinrich Heine

I do see value in music criticism.
Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.
- Van Morrison

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.
- Russell Crowe

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 .
- Diana Ross

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

Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration.
Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.
- Margaret Chase Smith

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.
- Helen Rowland

Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued
to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak,
in criticism, of form.
- Allen Tate

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.
- Wim Wenders

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.
- Barbara Kruger

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

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

Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value.
- George Jean Nathan

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

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.
- Kingsley Amis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Victoria Woodhull

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

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.
- Robert W. Service

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

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

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

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

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

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

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

The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research,
but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.
- Clifford Geertz

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.
- Roger Ebert

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

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


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