Quotes by criticism
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English statesman 1874-1965
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
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
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.
German philosopher 1882-1940
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
German musician and composer 1714-1788
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
German writer and poet 1749-1832
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.
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.
American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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.
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
American conservative political commentator and attorney 1984-
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.
English statesman and writer 1804-1881
Candor is the brightest gem of criticism.
American musician, singer and songwriter 1967-
Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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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