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A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
~ Iris Murdoch | ( British novelist and philosopher. ) | 1919-1999 | Criticism
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
A louse in the locks of literature.
~ Lord Alfred Tennyson | ( British poet. ) | 1809-1892 | Criticism
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
A man must serve his time to every trade save censure -- critics all are ready made.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Criticism
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
~ Jean Baudrillard | (French sociologist, and philosopher. ) | 1929-2007 | Criticism
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
~ James Russell Lowell | (American poet, critic and editor. ) | 1819-1891 | Criticism
quotes Division : Critics   
     
A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
~ James Russell Lowell | (American poet, critic and editor. ) | 1819-1891 | Criticism
quotes Division : Critics   
     
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus | ( Roman historian. ) | 55-117 | Criticism
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
~ Susan Sontag | ( American author. ) | 1933-2004 | Criticism
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.
~ Pablo Picasso | ( Spanish painter. ) | 1881-1973 | Criticism
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Blame is safer than praise.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Criticism
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.
~ Emil Cioran | (Romanian philosopher and essayist. ) | 1911-1995 | Criticism
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
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.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Criticism
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Criticism is often not a science; it is a craft, requiring more good health than wit, more hard work than talent, more habit than native genius. In the hands of a man who has read widely but lacks judgment, applied to certain subjects it can corrupt both its readers and the writer himself.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Criticism
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
~ Henry Louis Mencken | ( American journalist ) | 1880-1956 | Criticism
quotes Division : Journalists   
     
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
~ Dale Carnegie | ( American writer. ) | 1888-1955 | Criticism
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Criticism should be a casual conversation.
~ W. H. Auden | ( Anglo American poet. ) | 1907-1973 | Criticism
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson | ( U.S. poet ) | 1803-1882 | Criticism
quotes Division : American poets   
     
Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Criticism
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
~ Joseph Conrad | ( British novelist. ) | 1857-1924 | Criticism
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Critics are already made.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Criticism
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow | ( U.S. poet. ) | 1807-1882 | Criticism
quotes Division : American poets   
     

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