Quotes: criticism

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  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    People who ask for your criticism want only praise.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
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    Perhaps there is no greater evidence that the teachers' union has swung too far out of the mainstream that they both have been a target of near-constant criticism from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
  • Anne Stevenson
    Anne Stevenson
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    Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.
  • Ann Patchett
    Ann Patchett
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    Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it's really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a bad review, it's really crushing for ten minutes. Either way, you go on.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.
  • Octavio Paz
    Octavio Paz
    Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
    Octavio Paz
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    Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
  • That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism, or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable or which do not command our approval.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art - and, by analogy, our own experience - more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
  • A. E. Housman
    A. E. Housman
    British poet 1859-1936
    A. E. Housman
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    The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.
  • William Gilmore Simms
    William Gilmore Simms
    American poet, novelist and historian 1806-1870
    William Gilmore Simms
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    The dread of criticism is the death of genius.
  • Bjork
    Bjork
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    The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy.
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    German philosopher 1882-1940
    Walter Benjamin
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    The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.