Criticism Quotes And Sayings


Criticism Quotes And Sayings

“A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.”
– Virginia Woolf

“Anyone who has the temerity to write about Jane Austen is aware of [two] facts: first, that of all great writers she is the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness; second, that there are twenty-five elderly gentlemen living in the neighbourhood of London who resent any slight upon her genius as if it were an insult to the chastity of their aunts.”
– Virginia Woolf

“My biggest criticism is how can people be so easily satisfied? Even people with talent.”
– Vivienne Westwood

“People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.”
– W. Somerset Maugham

“People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.”
– W. Somerset Maugham

“The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.”
– Walter Benjamin

Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.”
– Wendell Phillips

“When someone offers you lines like that, he must be Mephistopheles and you must be Faust. You know you shouldn’t succumb to such language, but you succumb.”
– William Logan

“The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.”
– Wim Wenders

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
– Winston S. Churchill

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”
– Winston S. Churchill

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
– Winston S. Churchill

“The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.”
– Wole Soyinka

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