Quotes: criticism

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  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Criticism is a study by which men grow important and formidable at very small expense.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
    Jean de la Bruyère
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    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.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
    Alice Walker
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    Criticism is painful when it's not done with love.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
    Winston Churchill
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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.
  • Dale Carnegie
    Dale Carnegie
    American writer and lecturer 1888-1955
    Dale Carnegie
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    Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
    W. H. Auden
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    Criticism should be a casual conversation.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
    Joseph Conrad
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    Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
    Edgar W. Howe
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    Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
  • Allen Tate
    Allen Tate
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    Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak, in criticism, of form.
  • Carmen Electra
    Carmen Electra
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    For some reason if we hear 100 praises and one criticism, we focus on that one hurtful thing.
  • Brendan Fraser
    Brendan Fraser
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    Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy.