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I despise criticism, because it brings out no positive outcome in the society, but only makes one waste time and energy.
I find the pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
Criticism is an act of love. We can never learn those people we love, but we can learn about them in such ways as to perceive more clearly that unfathomable, mysterious core that is the source of their beauty.
You can waste a perfectly good life trying to meet the standards of someone who thinks you’re not good enough because they can’t understand who you are.
Criticism is the fuel by which the vehicle of success runs.
For months, Republican Party leaders have been talking about the need to unify the GOP, in part because of Donald Trump and his criticism of the establishment, which created such big divides.
Robert Aris Willmott
Criticism must never be sharpened into anatomy. The delicate veins of fancy may be traced, and the rich blood that gives bloom and health to the complexion of thought be resolved into its elements. Stop there. The life of the imagination, as of the body, disappears when we pursue it.
Success lies in absorbing negative feedback and making the best use of it.
all creative writers need a certain amount of time when they're creating something where nobody should criticize them at all - at all. Even if the criticism is valid or good, they should just shut up, and let that person create. Because at a certain point you have to make it your own - not the world's, but your own.
Seditious libel is the doctrine that flourished in England during and after the Star Chamber. It is the hallmark of closed societies throughout the world. Under it, criticism of government is viewed as defamation and punished as a crime.
The Rationalist case needs no straining of evidence and always gains by the severest self-criticism.
A. J. Ayer
I see philosophy as a fairly abstract activity, as concerned mainly with the analysis of criticism and concepts, and of course most usefully of scientific concepts.
Nellie L. Mcclung
Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl.
Working at Pixar you learn the really honest, hard way of making a great movie, which is to surround yourself with people who are much smarter than you, much more talented than you, and incite constructive criticism; you'll get a much better movie out of it.
And, in the end, what will the students have learned? They will, to be sure, have learned something about whales, perhaps about navigation and map reading, most of which they could have learned just as well by other means. Mainly, they will have learned that learning is a form of entertainment or, more precisely, that anything worth learning can take the form of an entertainment, and ought to.
Parodies and caricatures are the most penetrating of criticisms.
Lailah Gifty Akita
What God says you are is more important than what others think of you.
Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.
In America, we debate everything except capitalism. If there's an institution in your society that's above criticism, you're giving it a free pass to indulge all of its weaknesses and darker tendencies.
The individual who fears the criticism of others is no different from the one who seeks their praise. Both are shadow figures, fading into the landscape, lacking the will to act for themselves.
...if anyone who speaks up to criticise something obviously evil is punished merely for speaking, civilisation will be in a bad way.
Criticism is the endeavour to find, to know, to love, to recommend, not only the best, but all the good, that has been known and thought and written in the world.
Strict rules of evidence would destroy psychoanalysis and literary criticism.
There's always going to be criticism when your name is Jalen. You have to wear a bulletproof vest and be ready for it.
The criticism is, once I get something flying, I lose interest in it.
The public is the only critic whose judgment is worth anything at all.
Have faith in yourself. All the power is in your biology already. Be conscious of that power and bring it out. Remember, truth is indestructible, virtue is indestructible, purity is indestructible.
A good critic is the man who describes his adventures among masterpieces.
I don't care how unkind the things people say about me so long as they don't say them to my face.
Criticism does not disturb me, for I am my own severest critic. Always in my playing I strive to surpass myself, and it is this constant struggle that makes music fascinating to me.
Bret Easton Ellis
You don't market-research a novel; you really are writing it for yourself. It's a hobby, in many ways. The problem becomes what you do when you're confronted by criticism. You just don't listen to it.
I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
Criticism is a surreal state, like a good drug gone bad. When it's bad you wish it would stop, and when it's good, you can't get enough.
Water inflated the belly Of Hart Crane, and of Shelley. Coleridge was a dope. Southwell died on a rope.
There's a belief that since Africa got a raw deal from the colonial West, then the Chinese must be Africa's best friend. But the evidence doesn't show that, and the main criticism is that they are building infrastructure in exchange for Africa's resources in deals that are structured to favor China.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
Clyde Lee Dennis
The only people who will criticize you for going after your dreams are those who have given up on achieving their own.
Criticism at its best is re-creative, not spirit-killing.
In the spiritual domain, criticism is love turned sour. In a wholesome spiritual life there is no room for criticism. The critical faculty is an intellectual one, not a moral one. If criticism becomes a habit it will destroy the moral energy of the life and paralyse spiritual force. The only person who can criticise human beings is the Holy Spirit.
In 1998, Artnet was the site that convinced me that if my writing didn't exist online, it didn't exist at all. It showed me criticism's future.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Nothing touches a work of art so little as words of criticism: they always result in more or less fortunate misunderstandings.
Who is the wrong person to criticise? You
Sex and the City 2 makes Phyllis Schlafly look like Andrea Dworkin. Or that super-masculine version of Cynthia Nixon that Cynthia Nixon dates. Or, like, Ralph Nader (wait, bad example—Schlafly totally does look like Ralph Nader in a granny wig). SATC2 takes everything that I hold dear as a woman and as a human—working hard, contributing to society, not being an entitled cunt like it's my job—and rapes it to death with a stiletto that costs more than my car. It is 146 minutes long, which means that I entered the theater in the bloom of youth and emerged with a family of field mice living in my long, white mustache.
Michel De Montaigne
...were these Essays of mine considerable enough to deserve a critical judgment, it might then, I think, fall out that they would not much take with common and vulgar capacities, nor be very acceptable to the singular and excellent sort of men; the first would not understand them enough, and the last too much; and so they may hover in the middle region.
Death teaches the rejoices of living.
Matthew Arnold was a fastidious social critic and hence an accomplished complainer. When he died, an acquaintance said: "Poor Matt, he's going to Heaven, no doubt – but he won't like God.
When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical.
As I don't consider myself exceptional, but simply a storyteller, each of my stories is really a period of my life. Deep down I feel that criticism of my work-which is the most sincere and authentic vision of myself-is unsuitable and immodest, whether it is favorable or unfavorable.
They said you would fall, but were surprised when you were rising. The said you would fail, but were surprised when you were succeeding. They said you would break, but were surprised when you kept it together. The said you would deteriorate, but were surprised when you were flourishing.
You should recognize that criticism is not always a put down. If you take it to heart, maybe it will guide the way you ought to be going.