Criticism Quotes

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

Octavio Paz

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.

Theodore Roosevelt

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie

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

Mark Twain

Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing

Aristotle

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.

Frank A. Clark

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

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Walt Disne

Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.

Emile M. Cioran

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

John Dryden

We protest against unjust criticism, but we accept unearned applause.

Jose Narosky

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.

Samuel Johnson

Criticism is easy, art is difficult

Philippe Destouches

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.

Kenneth Tynan

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

Nat King Cole

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

Robert Burns

Never criticize your spouse's faults; if it weren't for them, your mate might have found someone better than you

Jay Trachman

I find that the very things that I get criticized for, which is usually being different and just doing my own thing and just being original, is the very thing that's making me successful.

Shania Twain

One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.

Charles Horton Cooley

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

Court not the critic's smile nor dread his frown

Sir Walter Scott

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

Samuel Johnson

If our aim is to praise, we should forget to criticize; if our aim is to criticize, we should remember to praise

Unknown

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

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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