Criticism Quotes

Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.


We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offe

Michel de Montaigne

Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting

Emmet Fox

Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.


A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded

Tyne Daly

A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.

Whitney Balliett

The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not

Edward Albee

The critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.

Pauline Kael

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

Harold Bloom

Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.

Hugo Black

Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism

Michael Scott Horton

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

If critics have problems with my personal life, it's their problem. Anybody with half a brain would realize that it's the charts that count.

Mariah Carey

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