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Critics Quotes

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Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Creationist critics often charge that evolution cannot be tested,
and therefore cannot be viewed as a properly scientific subject at all.
This claim is rhetorical nonsense.
- Stephen Jay Gould

 

I haven't seen the show, but when it was finished I
felt good about what we had done.
I don't know how it will stack up with Survival,
but that'll be up to the critics.
- Vic Morrow

I think it's unfortunate to have critics for friends.
- William Styron

I wish all consumers were as gullible as advertising's biggest critics.
Anyone who believes advertising is that powerful will believe almost anything.
- Jef I. Richards

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I had my share of critics, and I wash my hands of the whole lot.
- Frank Richard Stockton

Pay no attention to what the critics say;
no statue has ever been put up to a critic.
- Jean Sibelius

I attempt to write a good novel.
Whether it is literature or not is something that will be decided by the ages,
not by me and not by a pack of critics around the globe.
- Elizabeth George

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem;
they know how it's done,
they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.
- Brendan Behan

Nature, when she invented, manufactured,
and patented her authors, contrived to make critics
out of the chips that were left.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Just as the Red Sox proved the critics wrong,
Maine can compete and can win.
- John Baldacci

It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics.
- Geraldo Rivera

Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally
on the human rights record of the administration,
and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
- Jane Mayer

I say to consumers: instead of relying totally on critics,
drink what you like and like what you drink.
- Robert Mondavi

The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
- Jackie Collins

There is always an audience for different individuals,
but critics sometimes stop the audience finding the
show and the show finding the audience.
- Richard O'Brien

I've lost many of my best friends...
I'm going to satisfy myself now, not the critics,
not even my friends.
- Elia Kazan

Critics have done the wine industry a lot of good overall.
- Robert Mondavi

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics
is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.
- Christopher Hampton

You have to channel the interpretation and performance into 100 people.
And with the audience, the critics.
- Riccardo Muti

Romanticism has never been properly judged.
Who was there to judge it? The critics!
- Arthur Rimbaud

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics,
and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity then they really are.
- Henry Fielding

When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style
on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose,
the poets tremble.
- John C. Ransom

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters,
stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews,
to challenge every new author.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Eagles and the critics were not the best of friends.
- Don Henley

These critics with the illusions they've created about artists -
it's like idol worship.
They only like people when they're on their way up...
I cannot be on the way up again.
- John Lennon

But critics of the war have no reason to regret their views.
- Stephen Cohen

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
- Malcolm X

I am forced to say that I have many fiercer critics than myself.
- Irwin Shaw

The audience wants to be attracted not by the critics,
but by a great story.
You must deliver to the audience emotion -
and when I say emotion,
I mean suspense, drama, love.
- Dino De Laurentiis

I don't think the critics could understand what we were doing.
- Jimmy Page

I don't listen to what art critics say.
I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.
- George Edward Moore

Critics don't buy records.
They get 'em free.
- Nat King Cole

The difference between critics and audiences is that
one is a group of humans and one is not.
- Edward Albee

Critics established a snobbery toward me.
- Esther Williams

There are many critics who have an idealised version
of where my strengths lie.
- Elvis Costello

I think I won't do for your business at all,
but personally I have no fight with you.
You can go on and save all the critics you can,
but don't send them to me.
- Frank Richard Stockton

These critics organize and practice in my case a sort
of obsessive personality cult which philosophers should
know how to question and above all,
to moderate.
- Jacques Derrida

My idea is always to reach my generation.
The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation,
the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal,
critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners
are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war.
- John Yoo

If I don't practice one day, I know it;
two days,
the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
- Jascha Heifetz

Filmmakers and critics wrote about each other and sometimes very harshly.
This no longer exists.
- Wim Wenders

People taking photographs of their meals are not critics;
they are from the United States.
- Louis de Bernieres

We are not trying to entertain the critics.
I'll take my chances with the public.
- Walt Disney

Critics themselves, they used to tear me up.
- Mickey Spillane

Artists teach critics what to think.
Critics repeat what the artists teach them.
- Sol LeWitt

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.
- Kevin Bacon

My views naturally have mellowed.
Most of the critics have been more or less nice to me.
- Irwin Shaw

I really do hope that the people will like 14:59.
The critics seem to like it.
We got a lot of good reviews.
- Mark McGrath

I reach my readers regardless of what the critics have written.
- Irwin Shaw

I know all the critics.
- Dana Hill

Still, as much as I wish Ballistic Kiss could be a better film,
the recognition it gained from critics and at festivals speaks for itself.
- Donnie Yen

Somehow I wasn't completely crucified by the critics.
I don't know how or why, I probably should've been.
- Leif Garrett

I don't like to write like God.
It is only because you never do it, though,
that the critics think you can't do it.
- Ernest Hemingway

I have been extremely lucky with reviewers and critics throughout my career.
- Kate Smith

There is a price for popularity.
Critics look for your weaknesses, your flaws,
anything that makes the work seem like a fluke and
not seem worthy of all the attention it's getting.
- Terry McMillan

You know what the critics are.
If you tell the truth they only say you're cynical
and it does an author no good to get a reputation for cynicism.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Critics!
Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
- Robert Burns

For some critics we might be uncool on account of our popularity.
- Gavin Rossdale

I think women are excellent social critics.
- Laurie Anderson

Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' -
which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
- Maya Angelou

I work for the public, for the people who are paying to go to the cinema,
rather than for the critics.
- Kevin Costner

All critics should be assassinated.
- Man Ray

American critics are like American universities.
They both have dull and half-dead faculties.
- Edward Albee

To most jazz critics I was basically Kenny G. - Herbie Mann

The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics.
The ones who want to be writers read the reviews,
the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
- William Faulkner

I criticize those critics.
The reason being that they're doing one of the worst
things that ever can be done to an actor,
which is to say, Look, you do what we like you to do or else.
- James Lipton

The critics tend to forget their own answers after a while.
- Gina Gershon


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