Quotes by criticism

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  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
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    The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
  • Octavio Paz
    Octavio Paz
    Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
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    What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
    German musician and composer 1714-1788
    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
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    According to my principles, every master has his true and certain value. Praise and criticism cannot change any of that. Only the work itself praises and criticizes the master, and therefore I leave to everyone his own value.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
  • Baltasar Garzon
    Baltasar Garzon
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    All I've done is my job, and I intend to continue doing it. And I'm not especially worried about the criticism that comes from the bench.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    An often-repeated assertion in the body of film criticism I have written is the assertion that movies do not just mirror the culture of any given time; they also create it.
  • Kenneth Tynan
    Kenneth Tynan
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    Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
  • Ben Shapiro
    Ben Shapiro
    American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
    Ben Shapiro
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    By giving professors jobs for life, universities create a feeling of unanswerable power among too many. Tenured professors who are uninterested in serving the student body are less likely to respond favorably to criticism, and are more likely to feel the freedom to intimidate or harass those with opposing viewpoints.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
    Benjamin Disraeli
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    Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
    American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
    Billy Corgan
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    Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.
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