It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
We are not trying to entertain the critics. I'll take my chances with the public.
One mustn't criticize other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself
Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing
Critics don't bother me because if I do badly, I know I'm bad before they even write it. And if I'm good, I know I'm good. I know best about myself, so a critic doesn't anger me.
What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
Don't pay any attention to the critics-don't even ignore them.
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not
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
It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances
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
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.
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