Criticism Quotes

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

Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.

Elvis Presley

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

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

It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances

Joseph Addison

To make a criticism is a bit like complaining about the shape of the Pyramids.

Piers Brendon

The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author

Benjamin Disraeli

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.

Harold Bloom

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

Henry Louis Mencken

Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense

Samuel Johnson

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

Gerald Moor

There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.

Stephen Spender

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