Critics And Criticism Quotes


376 Critics And Criticism quotes:



"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism."
"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."
"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."
"I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse."
"On an occasion of this kind it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one's mind. It becomes a pleasure."
"That is what the highest criticism really is, the record of one's own soul. It is more fascinating than history, as it is concerned simply with oneself. It is more delightful than philosophy, as its subject is concrete and not abstract, real and not vague. It is the only civilized form of autobiography."
"The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves."
"Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left."
"Critics are those who have failed in literature and art."
"I'd rather be hissed at for a good verse, than applauded for a bad one."
"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."
"I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness."
"Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod."
"Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense. He whom nature has made weak, and idleness keeps ignorant, may yet support his vanity by the name of a critic."
"Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well."
"Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it."
"Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us."
"In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me."
"(Poetry) a criticism of life under the conditions fixed for such a criticism by the laws of poetic truth and poetic beauty"
"Candor is the brightest gem of criticism"


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