Critics Quotes

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.

Jean Sibelius

Critics like to build you up, tear you down, and then, if you're lucky, build you up again.

Spike Lee

Asking a writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp post how it feels about dogs

Ann Landers

All critics should be assassinated.

Man Ray

A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.

Dustin Hoffman

We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.

Walt Disne

Don't pay any attention to the critics-don't even ignore them.

Samuel Goldwyn

The drama is not a mere copy of nature, not a facsimile. It is the free running hand of genius, under the impression of its liveliest wit or most passionate impulses, a thousand times adorning or feeling all as it goes; and you must read it, as the healthy instinct of audiences almost always does, if the critics will let them alone, with a grain of allowance, and a tendency to go away with as much of it for use as is necessary, and the rest for the luxury of laughter, pity, or poetical admiration.

Leigh Hunt

Now, in reality, the world has paid too great a compliment to critics, and has imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.

Henry Fielding

Critics, like the rest of mankind, are very frequently misled by interest

Samuel Johnson

When the shallow critics denounce the profit motive inherent in our system of private enterprise, they ignore the fact that it is an economic support of every human right we possess and without it, all rights would soon disappear

Dwight David Eisenhower

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.

Eli Wallach

Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.

Robert Burns

Critics don't buy records. They get 'em free.

Nat King Cole

In the finest critics one hears the full cry of the human. They tell one why it matters to read.

Harold Bloom

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