Criticism Quotes

One mustn't criticize other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself

Mark Twain

No one so thoroughly appreciates the value of constructive criticism as the one who's giving it

Hal Chadwick

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

Franklin P. Jones

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

Samuel Johnson

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.

Malcolm X

Children need models rather than critics.

Joseph Joubert

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs

John Osborne

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going

George Bernard Shaw

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.

Donald Rumsfeld

A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.

Joseph Addison

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested, and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all. This claim is rhetorical nonsense.

Stephen Jay Gould

The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things

Jean de la Bruyere

What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.

Jean Cocteau

Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.

Peter Ustinov

I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance

Harold Macmillan

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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