To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
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.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
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.
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.
What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well; the chiefest part of which is to observe those excellencies which delight a reasonable reader
We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.
Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic.
No one so thoroughly appreciates the value of constructive criticism as the one who's giving it
To make a criticism is a bit like complaining about the shape of the Pyramids.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author
The duty of criticism is neither to depreciate nor dignify by partial representations, but to hold out the light of reason, whatever it may discover; and to promulgate the determinations of truth, whatever she shall dictate
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense
The most vigilant self-criticism of course is necessary, but the time comes when the artist must tell himself he is good or he will go under
There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.