Quotes 91 till 105 of 107.
To me, constructive criticism is when people take ownership of their ideas. That's why I don't listen to anything that's anonymous. But it's hard; when there's something hurtful out there, I still want to read it over and over and memorize it and explain my point of view to the person.
To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson!
Edward M. Forster
English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist 1879-19700
Two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.
Unless criticism refuses to take itself quite so seriously or at least to permit its readers not to, it will inevitably continue to reflect the finicky canons of the genteel tradition and the depressing pieties of the Culture Religion of Modernism.
T. S. Eliot
British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-19650
We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of criticism.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
American journalist 1875-19500
When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
When subjected to the rain of criticism, let’s not curse the rain. Let’s accept it as a part of life. Let’s remember that the more criticism we can successfully handle, the more zest we will experience in our lives.
American writer, playwright 1894-19640
When you overpay small people you frighten them. They know that their merits or activities entitle them to no such sums as they are receiving. As a result their boss soars out of economic into magic significance. He becomes a source of blessings rather than wages. Criticism is sacrilege, doubt is heresy.
When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press. And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-19960
Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term. One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.Source: Billions and Billions: Thoughts of Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium (1997) Ch. 14, The Common Enemy
Tsjech writer and criticus 1929-0
Without the meditative background that is criticism, works become isolated gestures, historical accidents, soon forgotten.
American writer and criticus 1932-0
Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881-1
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
E. M. Cioran
French philosopher 1911--1
Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves.