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Criticism quotes by John Campbell Shairp
#2. Criticism is not religion, and by no process can it be substituted for it. It is not the critic's eye, but the child's heart, that most truly discerns the countenance that looks out from the pages of the gospel. #Quote by John Campbell Shairp
Criticism quotes by Harlan Ellison
#3. I never send a story off until I have read it aloud to at least two or three people. Because when I read - and I don't need their criticism, what I need is my own - when I read it aloud, there is a flow, there is a poetry to it. #Quote by Harlan Ellison
Criticism quotes by Kristi Cook
#4. You want to do what?" Ryder asks, his voice laced with disbelief.
I take a deep breath before answering. "I want to go to film school next year. In New York City. Instead of Ole Miss," I clarify, in case he doesn't get it.
His gaze meets mine, and I expect to see judgment there in his eyes. I brace for the criticism, for the rebuke that's sure to follow my declaration.
Instead, his eyes seem to light with something resembling…admiration? "Seriously, Jem? That's awesome," he says, smiling now. His dimples flash, the fear seemingly vanished from his face.
"You really think so?" I ask hesitantly. "I mean, I know it seems a little crazy. I've never even been to New York before."
"So?" He scoots closer, so close that I can smell his now-familiar scent--soap and cologne mixed with rain. "If anyone can take care of themselves, you can." He rakes a hand through his dark hair. "Damn, Jemma, you just shot a cottonmouth clean through the head. New York will be a cakewalk after that."
A smile tugs at the corners of my mouth. "Well…it's not exactly the same thing. I won't be…you know…shootin' stuff up there. #Quote by Kristi Cook
Criticism quotes by Oscar Wilde
#5. Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic - a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Criticism quotes by Erica Jong
#6. But the great compensation for being fifty in a culture that is not kind to older women is that you care less about criticism and you are less afraid of confrontation. In a world not made for women, criticism and ridicule follow us all the days of our lives. Usually they are indications that we are doing something right. #Quote by Erica Jong
Criticism quotes by Joseph Addison
#7. We find that Good and Evil happen alike to all Men on this Side of the Grave; and as the principle Design of Tragedy is to raise Commiseration and Terror in the Minds of the Audience, we shall defeat this great End, if we always make Virtue and Innocence happy and successful. #Quote by Joseph Addison
Criticism quotes by Susan Cain
#8. Do you really believe in what you said or wrote – in the thing that's bringing criticism? And if I do believe it, I can withstand anything. #Quote by Susan Cain
Criticism quotes by Rex E. Lee
#9. I have no criticism of the basic concept of irrefutable authority. Properly employed, it is the easiest, the surest, and the proper way to resolve conflicts. There is an omnipresent temptation, however, to rely on such authority regardless of its applicability; and I know of no better examples than the scriptures and the Constitution.

We find it easy to lapse into the expansive notion that the Constitution, like the gospel, embraces all truth and that it protects and guarantees all that is right, equitable, and just. From that grand premise it is only a short and comfortable leap to the proposition that the Constitution embraces my particular notion of what is right, equitable, and just. The Constitution lends itself to this kind of use because of its breadth.

Issues such as foreign aid, fluoridation of water, public versus private education, progressive income tax, to which political party I should belong and which candidate I should support; questions about economic development and environmental quality control; questions about the power of labor unions and the influence of big business in government--all these are issues of great importance. But these questions cannot and ought not to be resolved by simply resorting to irrefutable authority. Neither the Constitution nor the scriptures contain answers to these questions, and under the grand plan of eternal progress it is our responsibility to develop our own skills by working out our own answers throug #Quote by Rex E. Lee
Criticism quotes by Van Morrison
#10. I do see value in music criticism. Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good. #Quote by Van Morrison
Criticism quotes by Lord Byron
#11. Critics are already made. #Quote by Lord Byron
Criticism quotes by William Ernest Henley
#12. Pointed criticism, if accurate, often gives the artist an inner sense of relief. The criticism that damages is that which disparages, dismisses, ridicules, or condemns. #Quote by William Ernest Henley
Criticism quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#13. The basis of irreligious criticism is: Man makes religion, religion does not make man. In other words, religion is the self-consciousness and self-feeling of man who has either not yet found himself or has already lost himself again. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Criticism quotes by Seth Godin
#14. Nobody says, 'Yeah, I'd like to set myself up for some serious criticism!' And yet, the only way to be remarkable is to do just that. #Quote by Seth Godin
Criticism quotes by Charlie Brooker
#15. Creationists reject Darwin's theory of evolution on the grounds that it is just a theory. This is a valid criticism: evolution is indeed merely a theory, albeit one with ten billion times more credence than the theory of creationism - although, to be fair, the theory of creationism is more than just a theory. It's also a fairy story. And children love fairy stories, which is presumably why so many creationists are keen to have their whimsical gibberish taught in schools. #Quote by Charlie Brooker
Criticism quotes by Ellen Terry
#16. Conceit is an insuperable obstacle to all progress. #Quote by Ellen Terry
Criticism quotes by Stephen Ambrose
#17. Friendships are different from all other relationships. Unlike acquaintanceship, friendship is based on love. Unlike lovers and married couples, it is free of jealousy. Unlike children and parents, it knows neither criticism nor resentment. Friendship has no status in law. Business partnerships are based on a contract. So is marriage. Parents are bound by law. But friendships are freely entered into, freely given, and freely exercised ... #Quote by Stephen Ambrose
Criticism quotes by Gary Taubes
#18. Which of us would not be preoccupied with thoughts of food if we were suffering from internal starvation? Hunger is such an awful thing that it is classically cited with pestilence and war as one of our three worst burdens. Add to the physical discomfort the emotional stresses of being fat, the taunts and teasing from the thin, the constant criticism, the accusations of gluttony and lack of "will power," and the constant guilt feelings, and we have reasons enough for the emotional disturbances which preoccupy the psychiatrists. #Quote by Gary Taubes
Criticism quotes by Ronald Carter

Had we but world enough, and time,
This coyness, lady, were no crime

(Andrew Marvell, To His Coy Mistress)

While theatre was the most public literary form of the period, poetry tended to be more personal, more private. Indeed, it was often published for only a limited circle of readers. This was true of Shakespeare's sonnets, as we have seen, and even more so for the Metaphysical poets, whose works were published mostly after their deaths. John Donne and George Herbert are the most significant of these poets.
The term 'Metaphysical' was used to describe their work by the eighteenth-century critic, Samuel Johnson. He intended the adjective to be pejorative. He attacked the poets' lack of feeling, their learning, and the surprising range of images and comparisons they used. Donne and Herbert were certainly very innovative poets, but the term 'Metaphysical' is only a label, which is now used to describe the modern impact of their writing. After three centuries of neglect and disdain, the Metaphysical poets have come to be very highly regarded and have been influential in recent British poetry and criticism. They used contemporary scientific discoveries and theories, the topical debates on humanism, faith, and eternity, colloquial speech-based rhythms, and innovative verse forms, to examine the relationship between the individual, his God, and the universe. Their 'conceits', metaphors and images, paradoxes and inte #Quote by Ronald Carter
Criticism quotes by Imre Lakatos
#20. Mathematics does not grow through a monotonous increase of the number of indubitably established theorems but through the incessant improvement of guesses by speculation and criticism, by the logic of proofs and refutations. #Quote by Imre Lakatos
Criticism quotes by George Santayana
#21. Tomes of aesthetic criticism hang on a few moments of real delight and intuition. #Quote by George Santayana
Criticism quotes by Jim C. Walton
#22. There is critical mass with high-speed Internet connections, so video is a good user experience. And that means there can be critical mass for advertisers. #Quote by Jim C. Walton
Criticism quotes by J. Robert Oppenheimer
#23. We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert. #Quote by J. Robert Oppenheimer
Criticism quotes by Katharine McGee
#24. I expect you to give her your support when she's earned it and your criticism when she deserves it. That's what siblings are for, after all. #Quote by Katharine McGee
Criticism quotes by Thomas Hardy
#25. in the month-by-month process of editorial criticism and censorship, Hardy never lost his fierce contempt for all forms of 'tampering with natural truth #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Criticism quotes by Dennis Kucinich
#26. Now, if there were an Olympics for misleading, mismanaging and misappropriating then this administration would take the gold, world-records for violations of national and international law. They want another four year term to continue to alienate our allies, spend our children's inheritance and hollow out the economy. We cannot afford another Republican administration. #Quote by Dennis Kucinich
Criticism quotes by Denise Brosseau
#27. Criticism is just a really bad way of making a request. #Quote by Denise Brosseau
Criticism quotes by Theophile Gautier
#28. [The critic] serves up his erudition in strong doses; he pours out all the knowledge he got up the day before in some library or other, and treats in heathenish fashion people at whose feet he ought to sit, and the most ignorant of whom could give points to much wiser men than he.
Authors bear this sort of thing with a magnanimity and a patience that are really incomprehensible. For, after all, who are those critics, who with their trenchant tone, their dicta, might be supposed sons of the gods? They are simply fellows who were at college with us, and who have turned their studies to less account, since they have not produced anything, and can do no more than soil and spoil the works of others, like true stymphalid vampires. #Quote by Theophile Gautier
Criticism quotes by Richard Livingstone
#29. There is no virtue in being uncritical; nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead, and, since the world lives by creative and constructive forces, and not by negation and destruction, it is better to grow up in the company of prophets than of critics. #Quote by Richard Livingstone
Criticism quotes by Geoffrey Harvey
#30. The 1980s witnessed radical advances in the theorisation of the study of literature in the universities. It had begun in France in the 1960s and it made a large impact on the higher education establishments of Britain and America. New life was breathed into psychoanalytic and Marxist theory, while structuralism gave way to post-structuralism. The stability of the text as a focus of study was challenged by deconstruction, a theory developed by the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, which represented a complete fracture with the old liberal-formalist mode of reading. Coherence and unity were seen as illusory and readers were liberated to aim at their own meanings. Hardy's texts were at the centre of these theoretical movements, including one that came to prominence in the 1980s, feminism. #Quote by Geoffrey Harvey
Criticism quotes by Joseph Heller
#31. The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them. #Quote by Joseph Heller
Criticism quotes by Pete Morin
#32. Remember, we all make our work available in a commercial transaction, the terms of which we, ourselves, dictate. If we give it away for free, that's our decision, and there is no refuge in the lame defense, "what do you want for nothing?" The buyer does not waive his right to express his opinion."
[Thick Skin and Bad Reviews, Blog post, June 26, 2013] #Quote by Pete Morin
Criticism quotes by Nathaniel Branden
#33. In the inner courtroom of my mind, mine is the only judgment that counts. #Quote by Nathaniel Branden
Criticism quotes by Wesley J. Wildman
#34. Like priests with their backs to the world and their faces to the altar, the postmodern protectors of shame need to turn around, face the people, and exchange their sackcloth of shame for robes of celebration. The dangers of assertion, of generality and theory, meet their match in, and only in, a tireless devotion to self-criticism and the search for correction.
Truth, #Quote by Wesley J. Wildman
Criticism quotes by Harold Bloom
#35. Criticism starts - it has to start - with a real passion for reading. It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties, but you must fall in love with poems. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Criticism quotes by Wes Fesler
#36. For every achievement, there is a critic to devalue its worth. #Quote by Wes Fesler
Criticism quotes by Louise L. Hay
#37. Attracting Love Love comes when we least expect it, when we are not looking for it. Hunting for love never brings the right partner. It only creates longing and unhappiness. Love is never outside ourselves; love is within us. Don't insist that love come immediately. Perhaps you are not ready for it, or you are not developed enough to attract the love you want. Don't settle for anybody just to have someone. Set your standards. What kind of love do you want to attract? List the qualities in yourself, and you will attract a person who has them. You might examine what may be keeping love away. Could it be criticism? Feelings of unworthiness? Unreasonable standards? Movie star images? Fear of intimacy? A belief that you are unlovable? Be ready for love when it does come. Prepare the field and be ready to nourish love. Be loving, and you will be lovable. Be open and receptive to love. #Quote by Louise L. Hay
Criticism quotes by Stephen Malkmus
#38. I would just imagine there's a criticism for just about everything, if you want to take something down. No one's invincible. The Jicks are a work in progress and we don't think everything we do is the bee's knees or something, we're just trying our best to get turned on by what we're doing. #Quote by Stephen Malkmus
Criticism quotes by Shoshana S. Bennett
#39. Most new moms, depressed or not, tend to be sensitive to criticism. So, when you add in PPD, new moms are often even more sensitive, which means you need to be particularly careful that you say only positive things to her. Praise her as often as you can, and keep criticism to yourself, even if you feel it's justified. #Quote by Shoshana S. Bennett
Criticism quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#40. Later on in Culture and Society, Williams scores a few points by reprinting some absolutist sentences that, taken on their own, represent exaggerations or generalisations. It was a strength and weakness of Orwell's polemical journalism that he would begin an essay with a bold and bald statement designed to arrest attention - a tactic that, as Williams rightly notices, he borrowed in part from GK Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw. No regular writer can re-read his own output of ephemera without encountering a few wince-making moments of this kind; Williams admits to 'isolating' them but has some fun all the same. The flat sentence 'a humanitarian is always a hypocrite' may contain a particle of truth - does in fact contain such a particle - but will not quite do on its own. Other passages of Orwell's, on the failure of the Western socialist movement, read more convincingly now than they did when Williams was mocking them, but are somewhat sweeping for all that. And there are the famous outbursts of ill-temper against cranks and vegetarians and homosexuals, which do indeed disfigure the prose and (even though we still admire Pope and Swift for the heroic unfairness of their invective) probably deserve rebuke. However, Williams betrays his hidden bias even when addressing these relatively easy targets. He upbraids Orwell for the repeated use of the diminutive word 'little' as an insult ('The typical Socialist ... a prim little man,' 'the typical little bowlerhatted sneak,' etc. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Criticism quotes by DJ Spooky
#41. DJ Spooky was meant to be a kind of ironic take on that. It was always meant to be kind of a criticism and critique of how downtown culture would separate genres and styles because it was ambiguous. #Quote by DJ Spooky
Criticism quotes by Ricky Gervais
#42. The best way to avoid criticism is never do anything ever. Or, do what you love, have a great life & let others spend their time criticising. #Quote by Ricky Gervais
Criticism quotes by Quentin Crisp
#43. If there were no applause and no criticism, who would you be? #Quote by Quentin Crisp
Criticism quotes by Lyza  Sahertian
#44. Bad and negative criticism, bullying or haters will only make you grow and shining like a Rocket and Stars by the moonlight over the Sea ! #Quote by Lyza Sahertian
Criticism quotes by Steve Allen
#45. We must never forget that both good and evil flow from the Bible. It is therefore not above criticism. #Quote by Steve Allen
Criticism quotes by Michel Foucault
#46. All around the recognized word and the comprehended sentence, the other graphisms take flight, carrying with them the visible plenitude of shape and leaving only the linear, successive unfurling of meaning
not one drop of rain falling after another, much less a feather or a torn-of leaf. #Quote by Michel Foucault
Criticism quotes by Stephin Merritt
#47. I gave up music criticism because of the increasingly obvious conflict of interest. I couldn't say anything bad about the records when I might be meeting that person's manager backstage an hour later. #Quote by Stephin Merritt
Criticism quotes by Janet Malcolm
#48. Before the magisterial mess of Trevor Thomas's house, the orderly houses that most of us live in seem meagre and lifeless
as, in the same way, the narratives called biographies pale and shrink in the face of the disorderly actuality that is a life. The house also stirred my imagination as a metaphor for the problem of writing. Each person who sits down to write faces not a blank page but his own overfilled mind. The problem is to clear out most of what is in it ... The goal is to make a space where a few ideas and images and feelings may be so arranged that a reader will want to linger awhile among them, rather than to flee, as I wanted to flee from Thomas's house. #Quote by Janet Malcolm
Criticism quotes by Matthew Weiner
#49. My wife's an architect, so she definitely has a very high-risk artistic profession, and she gets the idea that you're really sensitive, you really care what people think, you have a low threshold for criticism. #Quote by Matthew Weiner
Criticism quotes by Leigh Bingham Nash
#50. I love my voice. But I'd be the first one to make a criticism of it, so I'm not the best person to critique because I'm pretty hard on myself. #Quote by Leigh Bingham Nash
Criticism quotes by David Lee Roth
#51. The only thing I'm allergic to is criticism. #Quote by David Lee Roth
Criticism quotes by Travis Bradberry
#52. Being a good leader requires remembering that you're there for a reason, and the reason certainly isn't to have your way. High-integrity leaders not only welcome questioning and criticism - they insist on it. #Quote by Travis Bradberry
Criticism quotes by Richard Stallman
#53. Odious ideas are not entitled to hide from criticism behind the human shield of their believers feelings. #Quote by Richard Stallman
Criticism quotes by John Hodgman
#54. Borges was unapologetically smart and equally sentimental; a proto-geek, blind to distinctions between low pulp fiction and high criticism, experimental but never arch, and always playful, with a humor as dry as dust. #Quote by John Hodgman
Criticism quotes by Idries Shah
#55. Who is the wrong person to criticise?
You #Quote by Idries Shah
Criticism quotes by Jack Canfield
#56. One of life's fundamental truths states, 'Ask and you shall receive.' As kids we get used to asking for things, but somehow we lose this ability in adulthood. We come up with all sorts of excuses and reasons to avoid any possibility of criticism or rejection. #Quote by Jack Canfield
Criticism quotes by Cecil Beaton
#57. I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn't like blue. #Quote by Cecil Beaton
Criticism quotes by Harold Bloom
#58. School of Resentment is a term coined by critic Harold Bloom to describe related schools of literary criticism which have gained prominence in academia since the 1970s and which Bloom contends are preoccupied with political and social activism at the expense of aesthetic values.[1]
Broadly, Bloom terms "Schools of Resentment" approaches associated with Marxist critical theory, including African American studies, Marxist literary criticism, New Historicist criticism, feminist criticism, and poststructuralism - specifically as promoted by Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. The School of Resentment is usually defined as all scholars who wish to enlarge the Western canon by adding to it more works by authors from minority groups without regard to aesthetic merit and/or influence over time, or those who argue that some works commonly thought canonical promote sexist, racist or otherwise biased values and should therefore be removed from the canon. Bloom contends that the School of Resentment threatens the nature of the canon itself and may lead to its eventual demise. Philosopher Richard Rorty[2] agreed that Bloom is at least partly accurate in describing the School of Resentment, writing that those identified by Bloom do in fact routinely use "subversive, oppositional discourse" to attack the canon specifically and Western culture in general. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Criticism quotes by Angelo Dundee
#59. Criticism is okay, encouragement is better! #Quote by Angelo Dundee
Criticism quotes by Dani Rodrik
#60. Because economists go through a similar training and share a common method of analysis, they act very much like a guild. The models themselves may be the product of analysis, reflection, and observation, but practitioners' views about the real world develop much more heuristically, as a by-product of informal conversations and socialization among themselves. This kind of echo chamber easily produces overconfidence - in the received wisdom or the model of the day. Meanwhile, the guild mentality renders the profession insular and immune to outside criticism. The models may have problems, but only card-carrying members of the profession are allowed to say so. The objections of outsiders are discounted because they do not understand the models. The profession values smarts over judgment, being interesting over being right - so its fads and fashions do not always self-correct. #Quote by Dani Rodrik
Criticism quotes by Dan Rather
#61. There was a time in South Africa that people would put flaming tires around peoples' necks if they dis-sented. And in some ways the fear is that you will be necklaced here, you will have a flaming tire of lack of patriotism put around your neck. Now it is that fear that keeps journalists from asking the toughest of the tough questions ... And again, I am humbled to say, I do not except myself from this criticism. #Quote by Dan Rather
Criticism quotes by Alfred Tennyson
#62. A louse in the locks of literature. #Quote by Alfred Tennyson
Criticism quotes by Margaret Chase Smith
#63. Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought. #Quote by Margaret Chase Smith
Criticism quotes by Elvis Presley
#64. Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes. #Quote by Elvis Presley
Criticism quotes by William A. Rusher
#65. I think the fact that she [Eleanor Roosevelt] was a woman probably in those days would have been an additional criticism, although first ladies by definition in those days were women. There's always been a problem and still is, about the role the first lady should play, of course. Everybody's seen it in Jackie Kennedy and Nancy Reagan and, heaven knows, Hillary Clinton. So the problem has not been solved. #Quote by William A. Rusher
Criticism quotes by Helen Vendler
#66. For the critic, criticism is a form of natural self-expression, as poetry is to the poet. So, for a critic, criticism is a true thing. Criticism isn't written for poets, it's written for other readers. One hopes it is true for other readers if it's true for oneself. #Quote by Helen Vendler
Criticism quotes by George Burton Adams
#67. Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement. #Quote by George Burton Adams
Criticism quotes by Henry James
#68. When you lay down a proposition which is forthwith controverted, it is of course optional with you to take up the cudgels in its defence. If you are deeply convinced of its truth, you will perhaps be content to leave it to take care of itself; or, at all events, you will not go out of your way to push its fortunes; for you will reflect that in the long run an opinion often borrows credit from the forbearance of its patrons. In the long run, we say; it will meanwhile cost you an occasional pang to see your cherished theory turned into a football by the critics. A football is not, as such, a very respectable object, and the more numerous the players, the more ridiculous it becomes. Unless, therefore, you are very confident of your ability to rescue it from the chaos of kicks, you will best consult its interests by not mingling in the game. #Quote by Henry James
Criticism quotes by Leonard Bernstein
#69. I've been all over the world and I've never seen a statue of a critic. #Quote by Leonard Bernstein
Criticism quotes by Pablo Picasso
#70. 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. #Quote by Pablo Picasso
Criticism quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#71. You can be hurt, not by what others think of you, but by what you think of what they think or you think they think of you. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Criticism quotes by Virginia Postrel
#72. Behind the criticism of fashion as an artistic medium is a highly ideological prejudice: against markets, against consumers, against the dynamism of Western commercial society. The debate is not about art but about culture and economics. #Quote by Virginia Postrel
Criticism quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#73. To return to my point about the immense power that his enemies attribute to him, Orwell once wrote about the 'large, vague renown' that constituted the popular memory of Thomas Carlyle. His own reputation has long been of that kind, if not rather greater and more precise. But this is not the same as moving millions to despair and apathy (Deutscher), or spoiling the morale of a whole generation (Williams), or authoring a work of fiction that was in fact, in rather cunning disguise, the work of an entire 'culture' (Thompson). In some semi-articulated way, many major figures of the Left have thought of Orwell as an enemy, and an important and frightening one.

This was true to a somewhat lesser extent in his own lifetime. And, again, the dislike or distrust can be illustrated by a simple - or at any rate a simple-minded - confusion of categories. It was widely said, and believed, of Orwell that he had written the damning sentence: 'The working classes smell.' This statement of combined snobbery and heresy was supposedly to be found in The Road to Wigan Pier; in other words - since the book was a main selection of Victor Gollancz's Left Book Club - it could be checked and consulted. But it obviously never was checked or consulted, because in those pages Orwell only says that middle-class people, such as his own immediate forebears, were convinced that the working classes smelled. Victor Gollancz himself, though hopelessly at odds with Orwell in matters of politics, issu #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Criticism quotes by Paddy Ashdown
#74. Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful. Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal, and they feel let down by that. #Quote by Paddy Ashdown
Criticism quotes by Murray N. Rothbard
#75. The greatest danger to the State is independent intellectual criticism. #Quote by Murray N. Rothbard
Criticism quotes by J. Martin Kohe
#76. Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable. #Quote by J. Martin Kohe
Criticism quotes by Kenneth E. Boulding
#77. Accounting for the most part, remains a legalistic and traditional practice, almost immune to self-criticism by scientific methods. #Quote by Kenneth E. Boulding
Criticism quotes by Richard Linklater
#78. It's hard to see a film one time and really "get it," and write fully and intelligently about it. That's a review. That's not film criticism. #Quote by Richard Linklater
Criticism quotes by T.W. Rolleston
#79. There is perhaps no law written more conspicuously in the teachings of history than that nations who are ruled by priests drawing their authority from supernatural sanctions are, just in the measure that they are so ruled, incapable of true national progress. The free, healthy current of secular life and thought is, in the very nature of things, incompatible with priestly rule. Be the creed what it may, Druidism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, or fetichism, a priestly caste claiming authority in temporal affairs by virtue of extra-temporal sanctions is inevitably the enemy of that spirit of criticism, of that influx of new ideas, of that growth of secular thought, of human and rational authority, which are the elementary conditions of national development. #Quote by T.W. Rolleston
Criticism quotes by Lawrence M. Krauss
#80. Keeping religion immune from criticism is both unwarranted and dangerous. #Quote by Lawrence M. Krauss
Criticism quotes by Richard Sherman
#81. Both criticism and praise is part of putting yourself out there. #Quote by Richard Sherman
Criticism quotes by Jewel Spears Brooker
#82. The period of general neglect of Eliot's poetry was one in which a revolution was occurring in the theory of interpretation. Existentialist, phenomenologist, structuralist, psychoanalytic, feminist, and poststructuralist theories appeared and stimulated dazzling conversations about how texts mean. Bloom, Miller, Poulet, Gadamer, Foucault, Lacan, Kristeva, and Derrida are just a few of the critics who have contributed to these conversations. These studies have enormous value for critics interested in Eliot. In the first place, they have popularized insights about language which are central in Eliot poetry from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" to Four Quartets. Anyone who doubts this should read Derrida "Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences" and follow up with a reading of part 5 of each of Four Quartets. In the second place, the studies in theory have created an audience that will be able to appreciate Eliot's dissertation and early philosophical work, an audience unthinkable a generation ago. #Quote by Jewel Spears Brooker
Criticism quotes by Arthur Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby Of Shulbrede
#83. Resolutions expressing Parliamentary approval of every Treaty before ratification would be a very cumbersome form of procedure and would burden the House with a lot of unnecessary business. The absence of disapproval may be accepted as sanction, and publicity and opportunity for discussion and criticism are the really material and valuable elements which henceforth will be introduced. #Quote by Arthur Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby Of Shulbrede
Criticism quotes by Donald Miller
#84. It's no wonder I hid from the world. It's no wonder parties made me tired or I got exhausted after I spoke. It's no wonder criticism made me angry or I overreacted to failure. I think the part of me I sent out to interact with the world was, in some ways, underdeveloped, still trying to be bigger and smarter as a measure of survival. #Quote by Donald Miller
Criticism quotes by J. Michael Bishop
#85. Science now finds itself in paradoxical strife with society: admired but mistrusted; offering hope for the future but creating ambiguous choice; richly supported yet unable to fulfill all its promise; boasting remarkable advances but criticized for not serving more directly the goals of society. #Quote by J. Michael Bishop
Criticism quotes by John Sutherland
#86. The American critic Dale Peck, author of Hatchet Jobs (2004), argues that reviewing finds its true character in critical GBH such as Fischer's [review of Martin Amis's Yellow Dog]. It represents a return to the prehistoric origins of reviewing in Zoilism - a kind of pelting of pretentious literature with dung, lest the writers get above themselves; it is to the novelist what the gown of humiliation was to the Roman politician - a salutary ordeal. Less grandly, bad reviews are fun, so long as you are not the author. There is, it must be admitted, a kind of furtive blood sport pleasure in seeing a novelist suffer. You read on. Whereas most of us stop reading at the first use of the word 'splendid' or 'marvellous' in a review. #Quote by John Sutherland
Criticism quotes by Alice Walker
#87. The absence of models, in literature as in life, to say nothing of painting, is an occupational hazard for the artist, simply because models in art, in behavior, in growth of spirit and intellect
even if rejected
enrich and enlarge one's view of existence. Deadlier still, to the artist who lacks models, is the curse of ridicule, the bringing to bear on an artist's best work, especially his or her most original, most strikingly deviant, only a fund of ignorance and the presumption that as an artist's critic one's judgement is free of the restrictions imposed by prejudice, and is well informed, indeed, about all the art in the world that really matters. #Quote by Alice Walker
Criticism quotes by Yukio Mishima
#88. …Shunsuké hated the preoccupation with modern psychology that judged his casual, offhand remarks or his daily actions as betraying his identity or ideas with better clarity than did his highly polished sentences. #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Criticism quotes by J. Oswald Sanders
#89. Often the crowd does not recognize a leader until he has gone, and then they build a monument for him with the stones they threw at him in life. #Quote by J. Oswald Sanders
Criticism quotes by Peggy Rathmann
#90. Opening myself to criticism was a big door to go through. You can be afraid about something your whole life, about being out in public where people know your name but not you, and it can cripple your ability to try new things. #Quote by Peggy Rathmann
Criticism quotes by John Berger
#91. Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present. #Quote by John Berger
Criticism quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley
#92. In the firm expectation that when London shall be a habitation of bitterns, when St. Paul and Westminster Abbey shall stand shapeless and nameless ruins in the midst of an unpeopled marsh, when the piers of Waterloo Bridge shall become the nuclei of islets of reeds and osiers, and cast the jagged shadows of their broken arches on the solitary stream, some Transatlantic commentator will be weighing in the scales of some new and now unimagined system of criticism the respective merits of the Bells and the Fudges and their historians. #Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Criticism quotes by Harold Bloom
#93. Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Criticism quotes by Alfred North Whitehead
#94. The truth is that science started its modern career by taking over ideas derived from the weakest side of the philosophies of Aristotle's successors. In some respects it was a happy choice. It enabled the knowledge of the seventeenth century to be formularised so far as physics and chemistry were concerned, with a completeness which has lasted to the present time. But the progress of biology and psychology has probably been checked by the uncritical assumption of half-truths. If science is not to degenerate into a medley of ad hoc hypothesis, it must become philosophical and must enter upon a thorough criticism of its own foundations. #Quote by Alfred North Whitehead
Criticism quotes by Ken Wilber
#95. I'm not nearly the saint some of my fans imagine and I'm nowhere near the devil my detractors wish, so you simply take both of those with a grain of salt. #Quote by Ken Wilber
Criticism quotes by Vladimir Odoevsky
#96. At that shameful stage in the development of our criticism, literary abuse would overstep all limits of decorum; literature itself was a totally extraneous matter in critical articles: they were pure invective, a vulgar battle of vulgar jokes, double-entendres, the most vicious calumnies and offensive constructions. It goes without saying, that in this inglorious battle, the only winners were those who had nothing to lose as far as their good name was concerned. My friends and I were totally deluded. We imagined ourselves engaged in the subtle philosophical disputes of the portico or the academy, or at least the drawing room. In actual fact we were slumming it. #Quote by Vladimir Odoevsky
Criticism quotes by Solomon
#97. Whoever stubbornly refuses to accept criticism will suddenly be broken beyond repair. #Quote by Solomon
Criticism quotes by Charles Spencer King
#98. In order for criticism to be credible it must have balance #Quote by Charles Spencer King
Criticism quotes by William Carlos Williams
#99. Remorse is a virtue in that it is a stirrer up of the emotions but it is a folly to accept it is a criticism of conduct. #Quote by William Carlos Williams
Criticism quotes by Ron Brackin
#100. Lest we lay too heavy a criticism against any government administration
local, state, or federal
we are reminded that American government is representational. Political leaders reflect the people who elect them (as well as those who fail in this civic responsibility) as a mirror reflects those who gaze into it. #Quote by Ron Brackin
Criticism quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#101. I have tried to write about politics in an allusive manner that draws upon other interests and to approach literature and criticism without ignoring the political dimension. Even if I have failed in this synthesis, I have found the attempt worth making. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Criticism quotes by Max Beerbohm
#102. She did not look like an orphan, said the wife of the Oriel don, subsequently, on the way home. The criticism was a just one ... Tall and lissom, she was sheathed from the bosom downwards in flamingo silk, and she was liberally festooned with emeralds. Her dark hair was not even strained back from her forehead and behind her ears, as an orphan's should be. Parted somewhere at the side, it fell in an avalanche of curls upon one eyebrow. From her right ear drooped heavily a black pearl, from her left a pink; and their difference gave an odd, bewildering witchery to the little face between. #Quote by Max Beerbohm
Criticism quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#103. Most people say that Shakespeare rocked merely because most people say that Shakespeare rocked. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Criticism quotes by John M. Gottman
#104. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse predict an ailing marriage: Criticism, Defensiveness, Stonewalling and Contempt. The worst of these is contempt. #Quote by John M. Gottman
Criticism quotes by Harold Bloom
#105. Dark influences from the American past congregate among us still. If we are a democracy, what are we to make of the palpable elements of plutocracy, oligarchy, and mounting theocracy that rule our state? How do we address the self-inflicted catastrophes that devastated our natural environment? So large is our malaise that no single writer can encompass it. We have no Emerson or Whitman among us. An institutionalized counterculture condemns individuality as archaic and depreciates intellectual values, even in the universities. (The Anatomy of Influence) #Quote by Harold Bloom
Criticism quotes by Marianne Moore
#106. We are suffering from too much sarcasm. #Quote by Marianne Moore
Criticism quotes by David Cecil
#107. The visible structure of Jane Austen's stories may be flimsy enough; but their foundations drive deep down into the basic principles of human conduct. On her bit of ivory she has engraved a criticism of life as serious and as considers as Hardy's. #Quote by David Cecil
Criticism quotes by Tarun J. Tejpal
#108. He learned that almost all of the world lived in colossal and constant fear.Afraid of everything-the police,officials and courts,the thugs,criminals and mafia;afraid of the establishment and the anti-establishment;afraid of failure and of criticism,of being humiliated and being mocked,of being ugly and bald;afraid of cockroaches and of cats,of the seas and the skies,of lightning and of electricity;afraid of priests and physicians;afraid of dying and of living.More than hope,people's life seemed to be defined by fear.Most hope,it seemed,was only about somehow negotiating the fear successfully.A tiny minority managed to cross the line of fear and this tiny minority then became the shapers of the world in which the rest lived. #Quote by Tarun J. Tejpal
Criticism quotes by Aleksandra Mir
#109. Of course, I'd welcome protest. Good criticism is hard to find. #Quote by Aleksandra Mir
Criticism quotes by Wim Wenders
#110. 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. #Quote by Wim Wenders
Criticism quotes by Alex Honnold
#111. I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish? #Quote by Alex Honnold
Criticism quotes by Ibn Warraq
#112. It is the West that has liberated women, racial minorities, religious minorities, and gays and lesbians, recognizing and defending their rights. The notions of freedom and human rights were present at the dawn of Western civilization, as ideals at least, but have gradually come to fruition through supreme acts of self-criticism. #Quote by Ibn Warraq
Criticism quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#113. Live with a steady superiority over life-don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is, after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. It is enough if you don't freeze in the cold and if thirst and hunger don't claw at your insides. If your back isn't broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes can see, and if both ears can hear, then whom should you envy? And why? Our envy of others devours us most of all. #Quote by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Criticism quotes by Elizabeth Gilbert
#114. First spouses, I have learned, don't ever really go away
even if you aren't speaking to them anymore. They are phantoms who dwell in the corners of our new love stories, never entirely vanishing from sight, materializing in our minds whenever they please, offering up unwelcome comments or bits of painfully accurate criticism. #Quote by Elizabeth Gilbert
Criticism quotes by Mark Twain
#115. If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it. #Quote by Mark Twain
Criticism quotes by Franz Grillparzer
#116. Bunglers and pedants judge art according to genre; they approve of this and dismiss that genre, but instead of genres, the open-minded connoisseur appreciates only individual works. #Quote by Franz Grillparzer
Criticism quotes by Tim Armstrong
#117. The No. 1 criticism most managers get is that they don't ever change or wait too long to make changes ... It's very simple: Either things are performing or they're not. And if it's not performing, we have to make changes. #Quote by Tim Armstrong
Criticism quotes by Harold Bloom
#118. According to the myth, Prometheus steal fire to free us; Iago steals us as fresh fodder for the fire. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Criticism quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#119. In the whole world there is no deeper, no mightier literary work. This is, so far, the last and greatest expression of human thought... And if the world were to come to an end, and people were asked there, somewhere: "Did you understand your life on earth, and what conclusions have you drawn from it?" - man could silently hand over Don Quijote.

(The Diary of a Writer, cited in Gilman, 76) #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Criticism quotes by John Wooden
#120. As a leader, you will receive a large amount of praise and criticism and you should not unduly affected by either. #Quote by John Wooden
Criticism quotes by Maureen Corrigan
#121. Social class. Class remains our national awkward topic, usually mumbled over in academic diversity workshops; indeed, most people don't know how to talk about class without automatically coupling it with race. That's because we Americans are loath to recognize that the sky's-the-limit potential we take as our birthright comes at a price far beyond what many Americans--of any race--can afford to pay. #Quote by Maureen Corrigan
Criticism quotes by David Quammen
#122. Wallace's sales agent, back in London, heard mutterings from some naturalists that young Mr. Wallace ought to quit theorizing and stick to gathering facts. Besides expressing their condescension toward him in particular, that criticism also reflected a common attitude that fact-gathering, not theory, was the proper business of all naturalists. #Quote by David Quammen
Criticism quotes by John Eliot
#123. Perfectionism is simply putting a limit on your future. When you have an idea of perfect in your mind, you open the door to constantly comparing what you have now with what you want. That type of self criticism is significantly deterring. #Quote by John Eliot
Criticism quotes by Karl Marx
#124. Every opinion based on scientific criticism I welcome. #Quote by Karl Marx
Criticism quotes by Sebastian Coe
#125. The characteristic shared by people at the top of their profession is that, to get better, they crave criticism. Most people don't like criticism, but if you are trying to shave two tenths of a second at 800 metres, that is what you crave. #Quote by Sebastian Coe
Criticism quotes by Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
#126. Isolation can be a particular problem for mothers at home with small children. Mothers become isolated from each other because we fear judgement. Other mothers can be our harshest critics. And we anticipate that criticism and don't ask each other for help. #Quote by Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett
Criticism quotes by Frank Kermode
#127. The discords of our experience--delight in change, fear of change; the death of the individual and the survival of the species, the pains and pleasures of love, the knowledge of light and dark, the extinction and the perpetuity of empires--these were Spenser's subject; and they could not be treated without this third thing, a kind of time between time and eternity. He does not make it easy to extract philosophical notions from his text; but that he is concerned with the time-defeating aevum and uses it as a concord-fiction, I have no doubt. 'The seeds of knowledge,' as Descartes observed, 'are within us like fire in flint; philosophers educe them by reason, but the poets strike them forth by imagination, and they shine the more clearly.' We leave behind the philosophical statements, with their pursuit of logical consequences and distinctions, for a free, self-delighting inventiveness, a new imagining of the problems. Spenser used something like the Augustinian seminal reasons; he was probably not concerned about later arguments against them, finer discriminations. He does not tackle the questions, in the Garden cantos, of concreation, but carelessly--from a philosophical point of view--gives matter chronological priority. The point that creation necessitates mutability he may have found in Augustine, or merely noticed for himself, without wondering how it could be both that and a consequence of the Fall; it was an essential feature of one's experience of the world, and so wer #Quote by Frank Kermode
Criticism quotes by Bruce Schneier
#128. For if we are observed in all matters, we are constantly under threat of correction, judgment, criticism, even plagiarism of our own uniqueness. We become children, fettered under watchful eyes, constantly fearful that - either now or in the uncertain future - patterns we leave behind will be brought back to implicate us, by whatever authority has now become focused upon our once-private and innocent acts. We lose our individuality, because everything we do is observable and recordable.
[The Eternal Value of Privacy, May 18, 2006] #Quote by Bruce Schneier
Criticism quotes by Stieg Larsson
#129. The first email was from : I HOPE YOU SUCK COCK IN THE SLAMMER YOU FUCKING COMMIE PIG. He filed it in the "INTELLIGENT CRITICISM" folder. #Quote by Stieg Larsson
Criticism quotes by Rachel Cusk
#130. Honest criticism, I suppose, has its place. But honest writing is infinitely more valuable. #Quote by Rachel Cusk
Criticism quotes by Rick Santorum
#131. One of the criticisms I make is to what I refer to as more of a libertarianish right ... This whole idea of personal autonomy, well I don't think most conservatives hold that point of view. Some do. They have this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do ... Well, that is not how traditional conservatives view the world ... #Quote by Rick Santorum
Criticism quotes by Brendan Fraser
#132. Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy. #Quote by Brendan Fraser
Criticism quotes by Henry James
#133. Mr. Morris's poem is ushered into the world with a very florid birthday speech from the pen of the author of the too famous Poems and Ballads, - a circumstance, we apprehend, in no small degree prejudicial to its success. But we hasten to assure all persons whom the knowledge of Mr. Swinburne's enthusiasm may have led to mistrust the character of the work, that it has to our perception nothing in common with this gentleman's own productions, and that his article proves very little more than that his sympathies are wiser than his performance. If Mr. Morris's poem may be said to remind us of the manner of any other writer, it is simply of that of Chaucer; and to resemble Chaucer is a great safeguard against resembling Swinburne. #Quote by Henry James
Criticism quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#134. Without the withering criticism by nominalism, medieval Christian philosophy and theology would not have relinquished their claim to the role of knowledge in discovering the nature of things in light of higher principles; instead, it caused them to leave the field of battle without any defense before the onslaught of secularism, rationalism, and empiricism, which were, as a result, able to gain a remarkably easy victory. #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Criticism quotes by George Santayana
#135. Criticism surprises the soul in the arms of convention. #Quote by George Santayana
Criticism quotes by Deborah Tannen
#136. Any criticism heard secondhand sounds worse than it would face to face. Words spoken out of our presence strike us as more powerful, just as people we know only by reputation seem larger than life. #Quote by Deborah Tannen
Criticism quotes by John B. Cobb
#137. Criticism of growth arose with the discovery that growth beyond a certain point is destructive of the earth. We are already using resources much faster than they can be replenished. We are producing wastes much faster than nature's sinks can process them. The growth economy will end. The only questions are when its end will come, and whether humanity will be able to survive its demise. #Quote by John B. Cobb
Criticism quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#138. Pay no attention whatsoever to newspaper nonsense or criticism. Be sincere and do your duty. Everything will come all right. Truth must triumph. #Quote by Swami Vivekananda
Criticism quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
#139. The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing. #Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Criticism quotes by Ian Gregor
#140. Recognising such dimensions implicit to the reading experience can distract from the immediacy of our response; it can substitute literary archaeology for novelistic reality. That is one pole. But the other extreme is equally limiting. By failing to realise the issues involved in communicating with fictional modes that are different
to our own, in effect we do not read in the fullest sense. Between intellectual pedantry and cultivated ignorance I would pose a third approach to reading - that of the informed imagination. After occupying this position true evaluation can begin. #Quote by Ian Gregor
Criticism quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#141. My friend, stay positive! It is really good to always stay positive. You don't really give a damn to negative people, circumstances and things! You only learn lessons from them that can help you take precautions to always stay positive for positive footprints! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Criticism quotes by Aman Mehndiratta
#142. According to Aman Mehndiratta, Persuasion of the idea and planning the strategy is the key activity for every business not only for the entrepreneurial business. But there goes an extra emphasis on the business started as an entrepreneurship. As here, everything including decisions, responsibilities, failures, success, appreciation, and criticism belongs to you only. Proper strategy and planning are necessary if one wants to avoid the future risks. #Quote by Aman Mehndiratta
Criticism quotes by Evelyn Fox Keller
#143. I believe in truths, but I don't believe in the Truth. Furthermore, I think that vision of an underlying Truth, with as capital T, that scientists are privy to, has been a very counterproductive vision. It has served scientists very well, but what it has done, above all, is encloses the world of science and immunize it from criticism. #Quote by Evelyn Fox Keller
Criticism quotes by Tannerc
#144. Pretending to know everything gets you nowhere. Seek criticism. That's how you learn what you need to know. That's how you grow. #Quote by Tannerc
Criticism quotes by Nibley, Hugh
#145. First, of course, the work ethic... This is one of those magician's tricks in which all our attention is focused on one hand while the other hand does the manipulating. Implicit in the work ethic are the ideas (1) that because one must work to acquire wealth, work equals wealth, and (2) that that is the whole equation. With these go the corollaries that anyone who has wealth must have earned it by hard work and is, therefore, beyond criticism; that anyone who doesn't have it deserves to suffer-- thus penalizing any who do not work for money; and (since you have a right to all you earn) that the only real work is for one's self; and finally, that any limit set to the amount of wealth an individual may acquire is a satanic device to deprive men of their free agency-- thus making mockery of the Council of Heaven... In Zion you labor, to be sure, but not for money, and not for yourself, which is the exact opposite of our present version of the work ethic. #Quote by Nibley, Hugh
Criticism quotes by Assata Shakur
#146. Constructive criticism and self-criticism are extremely important for any revolutionary organization. Without them, people tend to drown in their mistakes, not learn from them. #Quote by Assata Shakur
Criticism quotes by Plautus
#147. I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism. #Quote by Plautus
Criticism quotes by J.M. Coetzee
#148. If there is ever a word of criticism of America, it is of the most muted kind. #Quote by J.M. Coetzee
Criticism quotes by Karl Popper
#149. But the secret of intellectual excellence is the spirit of criticism ; it is intellectual independence. And this leads to difficulties which must prove insurmountable for any kind of authoritarianism. The authoritarian will in general select those who obey, who believe, who respond to his influence. But in doing so, he is bound to select mediocrities. For he excludes those who revolt, who doubt, who dare to resist his influence. Never can an authority admit that the intellectually courageous, i.e. those who dare to defy his authority, may be the most valuable type. Of course, the authorities will always remain convinced of their ability to detect initiative. But what they mean by this is only a quick grasp of their intentions, and they will remain for ever incapable of seeing the difference. #Quote by Karl Popper
Criticism quotes by Andrei Codrescu
#150. As a newcomer I felt that this was indeed a blessed place, capable of unabashedly advertising its flaws, fearing no ridicule and no criticism. That, in essence, is the opposite of provincialism. The great cities of the world are not provincial: They invite complexity, not propaganda. #Quote by Andrei Codrescu
Criticism quotes by Dumas Malone
#151. I would recommend it to you to reflect, and remark on, and digest what you read; to enter into the spirit and design of your author; to observe every step he takes to accomplish his end; and to dwell on any remarkable beauties of diction, justness or sublimity of sentiment, or masterly strokes of true wit which may occur in the course of your reading. #Quote by Dumas Malone
Criticism quotes by Tom Robbins
#152. I don't have a very high opinion, actually, of the world of criticism - or the practice of criticism. I think I admire art criticism, criticism of painting and sculpture, far more than I do that of say films and books, literary or film criticism. But I don't much like the practice. I think there are an awful lot of bad people in it. #Quote by Tom Robbins
Criticism quotes by Steven Spielberg
#153. I basically took something that was extremely erotic and very intentional, and I reduced it to a simple kiss. I got a lot of criticism for that. #Quote by Steven Spielberg
Criticism quotes by Jascha Heifetz
#154. Criticism does not disturb me, for I am my own severest critic. Always in my playing I strive to surpass myself, and it is this constant struggle that makes music fascinating to me. #Quote by Jascha Heifetz
Criticism quotes by Catherine Deneuve
#155. I'm afraid of being too sure, to just deliver. I think that's the biggest danger for actors - after a certain time, when you're known and recognised, people expect you to do what you're supposed to do, and there's almost no more criticism and that's very dangerous. #Quote by Catherine Deneuve
Criticism quotes by Sherwood Anderson
#156. Those of my critics who declare I have no feeling for form will be filled with delight over the meandering formlessness of these notes. #Quote by Sherwood Anderson
Criticism quotes by Jonathan Kern
#157. A good rule, for this job and many others: give praise publicly and criticism privately. The #Quote by Jonathan Kern
Criticism quotes by Ray Bradbury
#158. BRADBURY: Well, if you love people you criticize them, and if you don't love them you don't criticize them, you let them go to hell, don't you? To help any kind of friendship, your marriage, your children, you criticize because you love. And this works the same way. With your friends
let's say in writing
if you don't offer criticism to them and scare them on occasion ... In other words you say to a new writer, for gods sake write, because if you don't you will disappear. The world doesn't give a damn about you unless you do something. Those are the rules; I didn't make them. If you are lazy, if you don't get the work that you love done, the world won't care if you die tomorrow and go into the grave and are gone and forgotten forever. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Criticism quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#159. What is truth?" retorted Pilate. jn 18,38

Must I add that, in the whole New Testament, there appears but a solitary figure worthy of honour? Pilate, the Roman viceroy. To regard a Jewish imbroglio seriously - that was quite beyond him. One Jew more or less - what did it matter?... The noble scorn of a Roman, before whom the word "truth" was shamelessly mishandled, enriched the New Testament with the only saying that has any value - and that is at once its criticism and its destruction: "What is truth?... #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Criticism quotes by S.A. Tawks
#160. If you aren't polite when giving criticism you will come off as an awful person and if you aren't polite when receiving criticism you will come off as an awful person. #Quote by S.A. Tawks
Criticism quotes by Brian Sewell
#161. Art criticism everywhere is now at a low ebb, intellectually corrupt, swamped in meaningless jargon, distorted by political correctitudes, anxiously addressed only to other critics and their ilk. #Quote by Brian Sewell
Criticism quotes by Richard Feynman
#162. I've found out since that such people don't know what they're doing, and get insulted when you make some suggestion or criticism. #Quote by Richard Feynman
Criticism quotes by George Harrison
#163. What do you think of the criticism that you're not very good? #Quote by George Harrison
Criticism quotes by Louise L. Hay
#164. The mental thought patterns that cause the most dis-ease in the body are CRITICISM, ANGER, RESENTMENT and GUILT. For instance, criticism indulged in long enought will often lead to dis-eases such as arthritis. Anger turns into things that boil and burn and infect the body. Resentment long held festers and eats away at the self and ultimately can lead to tumors and cancer. Guilt always seeks punishment and leads to pain. #Quote by Louise L. Hay
Criticism quotes by Ronald Carter
#165. Beowulf stands out as a poem which makes extensive use of this kind of figurative language. There are over one thousand compounds in the poem, totalling one-third of all the words in the text. Many of these compounds are kennings. The word 'to ken' is still used in many Scottish and Northern English dialects, meaning 'to know'. Such language is a way of knowing and of expressing meanings in striking and memorable ways; it has continuities with the kinds of poetic compounding found in nearly all later poetry but especially in the Modernist texts of Gerard Manley Hopkins and James Joyce. #Quote by Ronald Carter
Criticism quotes by Sam Harris
#166. Your frequent claim that we must understand religious belief as a "social construct," produced by "societal causes," dependent upon "social and cultural institutions," admitting of "sociological questions," and the like, while it will warm the hearts of most anthropologists, is either trivially true or obscurantist. It is part and parcel of the double standard that so worries me - the demolition of which is the explicit aim of The Reason Project.

Epidemiology is also a "social construct" with "societal causes," etc. - but this doesn't mean that the germ theory of disease isn't true or that any rival "construct" - like one suggesting that child rape will cure AIDS - isn't a dangerous, deplorable, and unnecessary eruption of primeval stupidity. We either have good reasons or bad reasons for what we believe; we can be open to evidence and argument, or we can be closed; we can tolerate (and even seek) criticism of our most cherished views, or we can hide behind authority, sanctity, and dogma. The main reason why children are still raised to think that the universe is 6,000 years old is not because religion as a "social institution" hasn't been appropriately coddled and cajoled, but because polite people (and scientists terrified of losing their funding) haven't laughed this belief off the face of the earth.

We did not lose a decade of progress on stem-cell research in the United States because of religion as a "social construct"; we lost it because of the be #Quote by Sam Harris
Criticism quotes by Sherwood Anderson
#167. When a man publishes a book, there are so many stupid things said that he declares he'll never do it again. The praise is almost always worse than the criticism. #Quote by Sherwood Anderson
Criticism quotes by Elia Kazan
#168. Criticism- a big bite out of someone's back. #Quote by Elia Kazan
Criticism quotes by Sharon Lawrence
#169. Because I was a dancer when I was a kid, I have so much empathy for these young girls who are so drawn to something lovely in music and in movement, and yet they encounter a world full of judgment and criticism of 11-year-old artists and bodies. #Quote by Sharon Lawrence
Criticism quotes by Geoffrey Harvey
#170. In his Preface to the 1892 edition of Tess of the d'Urbervilles Hardy warns the reader that 'a novel is an impression, not an argument'. However, the text offers several explanations of Tess's tragedy; social, psychological, hereditary, and fatalistic, all of which proceed from the assumption that Hardy's text is in some sense determined, and that the character of Tess is somehow knowable. Indeed, the tragedy of Tess is in this sense overdetermined. But it should be remembered that the character of Tess is constructed in the text from many points of observation, including that of the ambivalent narrator; constructed that is from impressions. #Quote by Geoffrey Harvey
Criticism quotes by Jung Chang
#171. Instead of sniping at her like Mrs. Mi, Mrs. Ting let my mother do all sorts of things she wanted, like reading novels: before, reading a book without a Marxist cover would bring down a rain of criticism about being a bourgeois intellectual. #Quote by Jung Chang
Criticism quotes by Brooks Atkinson
#172. There should be a dash of the amateur in criticism. For the amateur is a man of enthusiasm who has not settled down and is not habit bound. #Quote by Brooks Atkinson
Criticism quotes by Ron Fournier
#173. The fact that Obama is getting criticism from the left and the right might reflect his understanding of the underlying political dynamics. #Quote by Ron Fournier
Criticism quotes by Walter Benjamin
#174. 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. #Quote by Walter Benjamin
Criticism quotes by John Cheever
#175. I love you not for the person you are, but for your possibilities. #Quote by John Cheever
Criticism quotes by Richard E. Grant
#176. Time and time again I was told that I would never make the film on time and never make it on budget. That kind of criticism tends to turn me into a great big motor of efficiency. #Quote by Richard E. Grant
Criticism quotes by Criss Jami
#177. Let them spend their time condemning every action of persons they do not like; by this let them revoke their own condemnation licenses: no one will take them seriously when it comes time to condemn something that really needs to be condemned, and thus hear, hear, despite the excess noise, the reasonable voices may prevail. #Quote by Criss Jami
Criticism quotes by John Wooden
#178. It is normal to enjoy praise and dislike criticism. True character is when you prevent either from affecting you in a negative matter. #Quote by John Wooden
Criticism quotes by Kirk Gibson
#179. I was kind of a volatile personality, very intense. Because of that, I drew some criticism and people would say things about me, and my parents had tried to defend me. I would just tell them don't worry about it. Our day will come. #Quote by Kirk Gibson
Criticism quotes by Liza Featherstone
#180. A Hillary Clinton presidency would symbolically break the glass ceiling for women in the United States, but it would be unlikely to break through the military-industrial complex that has been keeping our nation in a perpetual state of war--killing people around the world, many of them women and children. #Quote by Liza Featherstone
Criticism quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#181. The statue is then beautiful when it begins to be incomprehensible, when it is passing out of criticism, and can no longer be defined by compass and measuring-wand, but demands an active imagination to go with it, and to say what it is in the act of doing. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Criticism quotes by Kenneth W. Estes
#182. Whoever gossips to you will gossip of you"; "It is easier to be critical than correct"- avoid criticism about other officers, and never vent destructive criticism of your service, your unit, or your superiors. #Quote by Kenneth W. Estes
Criticism quotes by Tucker Viemeister
#183. A man-made thing that produces pleasure (and criticism) by somehow taping into the order of the universe is beautiful. Making beautiful things makes our lives worthwhile. My teacher, and one of the founders of the Pratt industrial design program, Rowena Reed Kostellow, said, "Pure, unadulterated beauty should be the goal of civilization." From a pragmatic point of view, for something to be beautiful, it has to work. In order to make this idea clearer I have combined the ideas of beauty and function into one word: Beautility. #Quote by Tucker Viemeister
Criticism quotes by Girdhar Joshi
#184. if the opponent praises you … you will not believe, you will take it as sarcasm. And, if the opponent curses you and criticizes you, you will not only believe it, you will take it as if he had made a declaration over a notarized stamped paper. So granted and guaranteed. #Quote by Girdhar Joshi
Criticism quotes by Leland Ryken
#185. Part of what Milton valued in a good book then was contact with the mind of an author rendered otherwise inaccessible by distance or time. Such contact is precisely what much modern and postmodern criticism insists we cannot have. Perhaps a secular world view inevitably leads to a universe in which a text is merely a playing field for the reader's own intellectual athleticism. Perhaps only a Christian view (such as Milton's) of the imago descending from God to author to text can preserve the writing of literature as an act of communication. #Quote by Leland Ryken
Criticism quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#186. It does not matter whatsoever, what the people around you think you can or cannot do. What really matters is what you think about your capabilities. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Criticism quotes by Eric Maisel
#187. Hurray for criticism, if it means that an artist's voice is heard. Let the wise artist invite criticism and survive it when it comes. #Quote by Eric Maisel
Criticism quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#188. If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others. #Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Criticism quotes by Jane Goldman
#189. The 1980s: feminism, postmodernism, sexual/textual politics

While it might be tempting to generalise that Woolf 's writing was being discussed almost in two separate camps during the 1980s, formalists on the one hand, and feminists on the other, this would be to simplify things too far.
Many critics were attempting to make sense of and connect her feminist politics with her modernist practices. Such investigations coincided with the explosion of theory in literary studies, and once again the work of Virginia
Woolf was central to the framing of many of the major theoretical developments in literary critical engagements with feminism, postmodernism, deconstruction and psychoanalysis. In the context of the rise of 'high theory'
and the questioning of old-school Marxist, materialist, humanist and historicist literary theories, Woolf studies wrestled with the locating of her radical feminist politics in the avant-garde qualities of the text itself, and its endlessly transgressive play of signifiers, with the Woolfian inscription of radically deconstructed models of the self and of sexuality and jouissance. #Quote by Jane Goldman
Criticism quotes by Henry Miller
#190. Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire. #Quote by Henry Miller
Criticism quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#191. No man can tell another his faults so as to benefit him, unless he loves him. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Criticism quotes by Oscar Micheaux
#192. Honest, intelligent criticism is an aid to the progress of an effort. #Quote by Oscar Micheaux
Criticism quotes by Dascha Polanco
#193. I have learned to watch myself and give myself constructive criticism. Although I have to cover my face and peek sometimes! #Quote by Dascha Polanco
Criticism quotes by Nathan Eldon Tanner
#194. Some are wandering into forbidden paths because they are seeking popularity with their peers, even to the extent of doing things they know are wrong. They cannot stand criticism or ridicule and will not take a firm stand against wrongdoing. #Quote by Nathan Eldon Tanner
Criticism quotes by Wayne Dyer
#195. It's one thing to make a pronouncement in a moment of inspiration about what you intend to manifest in your life or what kind of person you intend to become. It's quite another thing to make a commitment to holding that vision regardless of what difficulties or obstacles may surface. Holding the vision involves an unwillingness to compromise what you're visualizing for yourself. It means being willing to suffer through criticism and what appears to be an uncooperative universe. #Quote by Wayne Dyer
Criticism quotes by Virginia Woolf
#196. And if we can imagine the art of fiction come alive and standing in our midst, she would undoubtedly bid us break her and bully her, as well as honour and love her, for so her youth is renewed and her sovereignty assured. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Criticism quotes by Edmund Husserl
#197. Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within. #Quote by Edmund Husserl
Criticism quotes by John F. Kennedy
#198. Without debate, without criticism no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Criticism quotes by Pauline Kael
#199. We read critics for the perceptions, for what they tell us that we didn't fully grasp when we saw the work. The judgments we can usually make for ourselves. #Quote by Pauline Kael
Criticism quotes by Ann Powers
#200. I got the writing bug in the fourth grade when a poem of mine was published in the school newspaper. Music criticism came a little later, when I was in high school. #Quote by Ann Powers

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