English Critic Quotes


293 English Critic quotes:



"Part of the public horror of sexual irregularity so-called is due to the fact that everyone knows himself essentially guilty."
"If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you."
"A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening."
"A novel is a static thing that one moves through; a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one."
"I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early."
"She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book."
"I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why."
"A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket."
"Discretion is not the better part of biography."
"Art is a private thing, the artist makes it for himself; a comprehensible work is the product of a journalist. We need works that are strong, straight, precise, and forever beyond understanding."
"What is reading, but silent conversation."
"A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins."
"We grow gray in our spirit long before we grow gray in our hair."
"Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts."
"I love to lose myself in other men's minds."
"The red-letter days, now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days."
"What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober."
"Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel."
"The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic."
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"Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor."


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