Critics Quotes

It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

We are the actors and the audience as well, all of us. And the critics. We are also the critics.

Orson Scott Card

Reviewers are usually people who would have been poets, historians, biographers, etc., if they could; they have tried their talents at one or the other, and have failed; therefore they turn critics.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is the nature of men to act negatively but to dream and hope positively.

Edmund Cooper

Movie critics have complained that the movie lacks coherent vision. The fault may not be Stone's. We know what [Alexander] did, and it continues to astonish us, but we don't know how or why he did it...Stone suggests some noble purpose for Alexander's mad, bloody tromp across Asia. He and his historical consultant shared a need to give meaning to a meaningless conquest.

Eugene N. Borza

With schools turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word "intellectual," of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Since I won't let the critics seal my fate, they keep hollering I'm full of hate. But they don't really hurt me none, 'cause I'm doing good and having fun.

Muhammad Ali

All great poets become naturally, fatally, critics.

Charles Baudelaire

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem: they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.

Brendan Francis Behan

It is not true that Kafka wanted Brod to burn his manuscripts after his death. Rather it is the case that Kafka was on fire to be published...rushed to the postbox day after day...ate with editors...intrigued for favorable notices...read the Writers Digest...consorted with critics...autographed napkins...made himself available to librarians...spoke on the radio...

Donald Barthelme

Rappers are emotional. Critics be reviewin me. But I got love for everybody even if youre suin me.

Drake

I cant hear the critics talking over the applause.

Drake

Good critics, who have stamped out poets' hope, Good statesmen, who pulled ruin on the state, Good patriots, who for a theory risked a cause.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Updated On : March 24, 2014
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