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Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be just, that is to say, to justify its existence, criticism should be partial, passionate and political, that is to say, written from an exclusive point of view, but a point of view that opens up the widest horizons.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing would improve newspaper criticism so much as the knowledge that it was to be read by men too hardy to acquiesce in the authoritative statement of the reviewer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who ask for your criticism want only praise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest honor that can be paid to the work of art, on its pedestal of ritual display, is to describe it with sensory completeness. We need a science of description. Criticism is ceremonial revivification.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism. Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The dread of criticism is the death of genius.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When subjected to the rain of criticism, lets not curse the rain. Lets accept it as a part of life. Lets remember that the more criticism we can successfully handle, the more zest we will experience in our lives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world -- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst -- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I know myself as a human entity; the scene, so to speak, or thoughts are affection; and am sensible of certain doubleness by which I can stand as remote from myself as from another. However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is no part of me, but spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it, and that is no more I than it is you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Critics can be your most important friend. I don't read criticism of my stuff only because when it's bad, it's rough-and when it's good, it's not good enough.More [05/22/2006 12:05:00]
“I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.”More [08/03/2006 12:08:00]
“People react to criticism in different ways, and my way is definitely to come out fighting.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
I think the hardest part about being a teenager is dealing with other teenagers - the criticism and the ridicule, the gossip and rumors.More [04/06/2007 12:04:00]
[Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.) shot back that Republicans were obstructing justice through their threats of impeachment.] The criticism [Reno] has received, the threats that have been made against her and the position she holds, are the political equivalent of an obstruction of justice, … In an ironic sort of way, members of the majority have made it almost impossible for the attorney general to actually name an independent counsel. She’s been threatened with impeachment, hearings, she should be immediately replaced. If the woman names an independent counsel, it’s going to appear she was intimidated. And if she doesn’t, she’s defending the president.More [08/17/2007 12:08:00]
J. Algernon Hawthorne: I must say that if I had the grievous misfortune to be a citizen of this benighted country, I should be the most hesitant of offering any criticism whatever of any other.
J. Russell Finch: Wait a minute, are you knocking this country? Are you saying something against America?
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Against it? I should be positively astounded to hear anything that could be said FOR it. Why the whole bloody place is the most unspeakable matriarchy in the whole history of civilization! Look at yourself! The way your wife and her strumpet of a mother push you through the hoop! As far as I can see, American men have been totally emasculated- they're like slaves! They die like flies from coronary thrombosis while their women sit under hairdryers eating chocolates & arranging for every 2nd Tuesday to be some sort of Mother's Day! And this infantile preoccupation with bosoms. In all time in this Godforsaken country, the one thing that has appalled me most of all this this prepostrous preoccupation with bosoms. Don't you realize they have become the dominant theme in American culture: in literature, advertising and all fields of entertainment and everything. I'll wager you anything you like that if American women stopped wearing brassieres, your whole national economy would collapse overnight.More [04/25/2008 12:04:00]
Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
Russell Marvin:
[into tape recorder] July 16, to Internal Security Commission, re: Sky Hook. Summary and progress report, from project director, Dr. Russell A. Marvin.

Carol Marvin:
And Mrs. Dr. Russell A. Marvin, without whose inspiration and untiring criticism this report could never have been written.

Russell Marvin:
Married two hours and already she's claiming community property!

[directs his attentions to her neck]

Carol Marvin:
Now that you're married, Dr. Marlowe, you don't have to sneak up on me.

Russell Marvin:
You always did have eyes in the back of your head.

Carol Marvin:
Besides, it's not safe when we're driving.

Russell Marvin:
But pretty...

Carol Marvin:
I thought intellectual giants were supposed to be backwards and shy.

Russell Marvin:
My third-grade teacher, Miss Hickey, said I was a quick study.

Carol Marvin:
You're starting something you're not going to be able to finish.

Russell Marvin:
[sighs] Yeah. Yeah, today I've got a hot date with a three-stage rocket.

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Jack Deveraux:
Well thank you for dropping by Emilio! We always appreciate anything, anytime. Any kind of criticism from our remedial reading public!

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How many deaths in total?

Just Carrero's bodyguard.

You sure we can't save that poor guy?

What do you mean?

I mean, it'll be a massacre, we we'll have to shoot like madmen. A lot of people will die, including the innocent, including ourselves. And ETA will be politically destroyed by this massacre. And forget about freeing the 150 comrades.

Listen to me, Xavi. Two things. If you're trying to argue about the kidnapping, then you're wasting time because we've voted. Or maybe... you some criticism to make about tactics, about the details. In that case you'd better propose some concrete solution. Because I already told you. Any fault in the plan, we have to work out together.

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[responding to criticism over the destruction of Dresden, Germany]

Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris:
We've been accused of murder. What would we have been accused of had we let Hitler and *his* bloody gang win the bloody war? As for Dresden, it's simple, any psychiatrist can explain it: it's all to do with German brass bands and Dresden shepherdesses! All I can say is that all the German towns *put together* aren't worth the bones of a British grenadier!

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Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.More [07/08/2011 01:07:09]
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.More [07/11/2011 03:07:43]
Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.More [07/14/2011 04:07:25]
Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment and it seems that the French directors have woken up one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more.More [07/18/2011 11:07:57]
The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.More [07/18/2011 11:07:12]
I don't take criticism lying down.More [07/19/2011 01:07:57]
I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.More [07/20/2011 06:07:54]
I do see value in music criticism. Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.More [07/26/2011 04:07:47]
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.More [08/04/2011 08:08:53]
I have been both praised and criticized. The criticism stung, but the praise sometimes bothered me even more. To have received such praise and honors has always been puzzling to me.More [08/08/2011 06:08:09]
You just never give up, no matter how hard the challenges are, and observe this world with a healthy dose of criticism and don't just follow the herd like somebody else might do.More [08/12/2011 05:08:08]
Obviously there will be a backlash. If you believe the hype you have to believe a backlash too. Any criticism we get, is always stuff we've already criticised ourselves.More [08/23/2011 04:08:03]
I think the criticism that I take to heart is from other writers that I respect.More [08/24/2011 04:08:17]
I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly.More [08/24/2011 05:08:38]
The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.More [08/30/2011 09:08:11]
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.More [08/31/2011 08:08:37]
Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within.More [09/02/2011 10:09:18]
Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy.More [09/06/2011 11:09:24]
Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.More [09/22/2011 10:09:46]
But I think the bottom line right now is to take the constructive criticism and use that to build toward, as I say, the hurricane season that is 100 days away. And we don't have a lot of time to waste before we start to address that next set of challenges.More [09/29/2011 03:09:39]
[But to others, Rice's testimony served as an effective response to recent criticism — and will probably help ease some of the controversy.] I don't think the Bush administration could have been better served, ... This was a brilliant performance — and I say this as a critic of the Bush administration on a lot of things.More [09/30/2011 10:09:38]

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