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Criticism Quotes

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“The words with which a child’s heart is poisoned, whether through malice or through ignorance, remain branded in his memory, and sooner or later they burn his soul.”

– Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”

– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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“I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.”

– Georgia O’Keeffe

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“I haven’t any right to criticize books, and I don’t do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can’t conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”

– Mark Twain

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If You’re Not Open To Constructive Criticism, Then you’re Not Open To Truly Growing As A Person.

If You're Not Open To Constructive Criticism, Then you're Not Open To Truly Growing As A Person

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It Is Usually Best To Be Generous With Praise,But Cautions With Criticism.

It Is Usually Best To Be Generous With Praise

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“When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.”

– Pablo Picasso

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“People tend to criticize their spouse most loudly in the area where they themselves have the deepest emotional need.”

– Gary Chapman

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“The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.”

– Jean de La Bruyère

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“You sounded like Dolly parton on helium.”
(After kristy lee cook of season 7 on american idol,sang her country rendition of the Beatles'”Eight Days A Week.)”

– Simon Cowell

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“You need a high degree of corruption or a very big heart to love absolutely everything”

– Gustave Flaubert, November

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“Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.”

– Neil Gaiman

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

– Benjamin Disraeli

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“The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.”

– G.K. Chesterton

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“I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.”

– Marcus Tullius Cicero

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“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

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“The aim of language…is to communicate…to impart to others the results one has obtained…As I talk, I reveal the situation…I reveal it to myself and to others in order to change it.”

– Jean-Paul Sartre

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“Criticism is just someone else’s opinion. Even people who are experts in their ?elds are sometimes wrong. It is up to you to choose whether to believe some of it, none of it, or all of it. What you think is what counts.”

– Rodolfo Costa

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“That was excellently observed’, say I, when I read a passage in an author, where his opinion agrees with mine. When we differ, there I pronounce him to be mistaken.”

– Jonathan Swift

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“Everything in our background has prepared us to know and resist a prison when the gates begin to close around us . . . But what if there are no cries of anguish to be heard? Who is prepared to take arms against a sea of amusements? To whom do we complain, and when, and in what tone of voice, when serious discourse dissolves into giggles? What is the antidote to a culture’s being drained by laughter?”

– Neil Postman