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Critics And Criticism Quotes

Abraham Lincoln
If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, then ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
Abraham Lincoln
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Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
Jean Bruyere
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William Burroughs
Writing prejudicial, off-putting reviews is a precise exercise in applied black magic. The reviewer can draw free-floating disagreeable associations to a book by implying that the book is completely unimportant without saying exactly why, and carefully avoiding any clear images that could capture the reader's full attention.
William Burroughs
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Abraham Lincoln
If I care to listen to every criticism, let alone act on them, then this shop may as well be closed for all other businesses. I have learned to do my best, and if the end result is good then I do not care for any criticism, but if the end result is not good, then even the praise of ten angels would not make the difference.
Abraham Lincoln
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One of the first and most important things for a critic to learn is how to sleep undetected in the theater.
William Archer
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Mark Twain
The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades
Mark Twain
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My son is a harsh critic,
Aamir Khan
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One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
Charles Cooley
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Norman Vincent Peale
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Norman Vincent Peale
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Helen Rowland
A woman's flattery may inflate a man's head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her
Helen Rowland
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It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.
Edward Dahlberg
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Benjamin Disraeli
Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
Benjamin Disraeli
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Victor Hugo
I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one.
Victor Hugo
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It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.
Alfred Griswold
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Lord Alfred Tennyson
No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself.
Lord Alfred Tennyson
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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If I make a move, like raise my eyebrows, some critic says I'm doing Nicholson. What am I supposed to do, cut off my eyebrows?
Christian Slater
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That's like a smack in the face before you even get started. I guess you can always be a critic when you're standing on the outside.
Mike Wallace
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Oscar Wilde
The true critic is he who bears within himself the dreams and ideas and feelings of myriad generations, and to whom no form of thought is alien, no emotional impulse obscure.
Oscar Wilde
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George Bernard Shaw
A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned.
George Bernard Shaw
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If I had listened to the critics I'd have died drunk in the gutter
Anton Chekhov
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A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Friedrich Schlegel
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Scott Adams
There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Scott Adams
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The public is wiser than the wisest critic
George Bancroft
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I won't quit until I get run over by a truck, a producer or a critic.
Jack Lemon
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Edgar Allan Poe
In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.
Edgar Allan Poe
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Ernest Hemingway
All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens.
Ernest Hemingway
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Hardly a book of human worth, be it heaven's own secret, is honestly placed before the reader; it is either shunned, given a Periclean funeral oration in a hundred and fifty words, or interred in the potter's field of the newspapers back pages.
Edward Dahlberg
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Recognize the cunning man not by the corpses he pays homage to but by the living writers he conspires against with the most shameful weapon, Silence, or the briefest review.
Edward Dahlberg
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