Quotes by criticism

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  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Hollywood movies of the Fifties, like The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur, with their epic clash of pagan and Judeo-Christian cultures, tell more about art and society than the French-infatuated ideologues who have made a travesty of the best American higher criticism.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Franklin P. Jones
    Franklin P. Jones
    American journalist 1908-1980
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    Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
    Henry Miller
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    Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later.
  • Anne Stevenson
    Anne Stevenson
    American-British poet and writer 1933-2020
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    I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
  • Charles M. Schwab
    Charles M. Schwab
    American industrialist 1862-1939
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    I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism have brought me to my ideas.
  • Noël Coward
    Noël Coward
    British writer 1899-1973
    Noël Coward
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    I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
    American former astronaut, engineer and fighter 1930-
    Buzz Aldrin
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    I really hate to be put in the position of trying to justify something, a decision that was made. I'm a military guy: when a decision is made, I go along with it, whatever the manufactured controversy and criticism.
  • Ann Veneman
    Ann Veneman
    American politician 1949-
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    I think that's unjustified criticism. We have had a number of measures in place in this country for several years to mitigate the possibility of mad cow spreading in this country. We have found a single case.
  • Ben Elton
    Ben Elton
    British-Australian comedian, author, playwright, actor and director 1959-
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    I'm easy to work with, not a pushover, but I respond to criticism and find it inspiring.
  • Bela Karolyi
    Bela Karolyi
    American gymnastics coach 1942-
    Bela Karolyi
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    I'm tired of being hunted all over. I can't go anywhere without criticism.
  • Bell Hooks
    Bell Hooks
    American author, professor, feminist (born G.J.Watkins) 1952-
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    I've written 18 books, mostly dealing with issues of social justice, ending racism, feminism, and cultural criticism.
  • Boris Sidis
    Boris Sidis
    Ukrainian-American psychologist, psychiatrist, and philosopher 1867-1923
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    If ceaseless vigilance is the price of liberty, more so is it true that ceaseless criticism of ever new opinions and ever new views, however distasteful, bizarre, and paradoxical, is the price of truth.
    Source: The Source and Aim of Human Progress (1919)
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