Criticism Quotes And Sayings


Criticism Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of criticism quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“[If] you are ready enough to pull my knitting to pieces, but provide none of your own, the only sock is a sock in the jaw!”
– J.R. Ackerley

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”
– John Wooden

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.”
– Aaron Copland

“Don’t criticize them; they are just what we would be under similar circumstances.”
Abraham Lincoln

“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Most people would have given up when faced with all the criticism I’ve received over the years.”
– Albert Ellis

“A lot of food criticism has a similar flavor to it, and I’m probably going to write about it in a different way.”
– Alex Kapranos

“The covers of this book are too far apart.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That’s not a criticism; they’re passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that’s why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA.”
– Andrew Mason

“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.”
– Andy Warhol

“Before Katrina, you didn’t see criticism of the Bush administration in the media. Here they are, stealing elections, enacting illegal wars, huge crimes against humanity and democracy, and you didn’t even see criticism. It wasn’t until Katrina that people started to come down on them.”
– Ani DiFranco

“Sometimes when I hear criticism of my husband, I want to come out of my seat and clock somebody. But you learn to take a deep breath.”
– Ann Romney

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”

“A lot of people who find out about the things I do immediately figure I’m just a pathetic “druggie” with nothing to say that is worth hearing. They talk endless bull shit of “recovery!” They make it sound like some amazing discovery…don’t they know I’m far too busy trying to recover me?”
– Ashly Lorenzana

“You are never really prepared for criticism.”
– Barry Gibb

“Different authors have different points of view. You can’t just say, ‘I believe in the Bible.”
– Bart D. Ehrman

“How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“It’s commonplace to nitpick on minor faults. But to actually improve on those minor faults – that’s just tedious.”
– Benson Bruno

“Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.”
– Bertrand Russell

“The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy.”
– Bjork

“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.”
– Bob Dylan

“The future is unwritten. there are best case scenarios. There are worst-case scenarios. both of them are great fun to write about if you’ re a science fiction novelist, but neither of them ever happens in the real world. What happens in the real world is always a sideways-case scenario. World-changing marvels to us, are only wallpaper to our children.”
– Bruce Sterling

“The true reader reads every work seriously in the sense that he reads it whole-heartedly, makes himself as receptive as he can. But for that very reason he cannot possibly read every work solemnly or gravely. For he will read ‘in the same spirit that the author writ.’… He will never commit the error of trying to munch whipped cream as if it were venison.”
– C.S. Lewis

“If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only their conduct we shall soon reach a very false conclusion.”
– Calvin Coolidge

“When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press. And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that.”
– Carlos Ghosn

“It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.”
– Charles Baudelaire

“In their effort to divorce language and experience, deconstructionist critics remind me of middle-class parents who do not allow their children to play in the street.”
– Charles Simic

“Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.”
– Charles Stanley

“What we don’t need in country music is divisiveness, public criticism of each other, and some arbitrary judgement of what belongs and what doesn’t.”
– Charley Pride

“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee, is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.
– Charlotte Brontë

“Sometimes we have criticism that is very constructive.”
– Chris Martin

“It’s far easier to write why something is terrible than why it’s good. If you’re reviewing a film and you decide “This is a movie I don’t like,” basically you can take every element of the film and find the obvious flaw, or argue that it seems ridiculous, or like a parody of itself, or that it’s not as good as something similar that was done in a previous film. What’s hard to do is describe why you like something. Because ultimately, the reason things move people is very amorphous. You can be cerebral about things you hate, but most of the things you like tend to be very emotive.”
– Chuck Klosterman

“It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one.”
– Chuck Palahniuk

“The devil’s happy when the critics run you off.”
– Criss Jami

“The motive behind criticism often determines its validity. Those who care criticize where necessary. Those who envy criticize the moment they think that they have found a weak spot.”
– Criss Jami

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