Criticism Quotes - Page 3

“Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art. ”

– Susan Sontag

“An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”

– E.A. Bucchianeri

“The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”

– Norman Vincent Peale

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

– Winston S. Churchill

“If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.”

– François de La Rochefoucauld

“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

“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.”

– Bob Dylan

“Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”

– Dale Carnegie

“Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.”

– E.M. Forster

“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

“People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.”

– W. Somerset Maugham

“Often those that criticise others reveal what he himself lacks.”

– Shannon L. Alder

“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.”

– Herman Melville

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

– Abraham Lincoln

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

– Aristotle

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

– Andy Warhol

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

– Ambrose Bierce

“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”

– Flannery O’Connor

Criticism – If Nothing Bad Is Ever Said, Nothing Good Will Ever Get Done.

If Nothing Bad Is Ever Said, Nothing Good Will Ever Get Done

“If You Have No Critics, You’ll Likely Have No Success.”

– Malcolm X

If You Have No Critics, You'll Likely Have No Sucess