Critics and Criticism Quotes & Saying

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”- Winston Churchill.

“Critics are people who have never done anything and then tell what is wrong with those who have.”- Eleanor Roosevelt.

“All criticism, even the most wounding, is a form of homage.” – Harold Geneen

“You can’t please all the people all the time.”- President Truman

“A critic makes you feel like an apprentice for a lifetime in order that he may be accepted as an equal when he grows up.” – Raymond Chandler.

“The trouble with most critics is that they are usually the ones who couldn’t do it themselves or else they would not be critics.” – H. G. Wells

Critic: “What is this, some kind of a trick to hold the audience?” Reply: “No, just to hold you” – Noel Coward

“To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”- Elbert Hubbard

“The critic is the man who has never gone to sea in search of knowledge.” – Alexander Pope

“Criticism is the only profession that embodies all the disciplines – archaeology, linguistics, anthropology, history, mytholology and sociology in one.” – David Carradine

“If people are forced by circumstances to undertake a certain job for which they are not naturally suited or are ill-equipped to do, they will show their hand as soon as possible and reveal their incompetence. Indeed, the less they know, the more likely they will be to display their ignorance” – Niccolo Machiavelli

“The critic says it is easy to write like other people.”- George Bernard Shaw

“Reviewing is opinion journalism at its worst because it purports to be objective.”- Brian Lamb

“A critic is a legless man who teaches running. He tells you where to put your feet and sticks out his own so you will trip over him and fall.” – Laurence J. Peter

“There are two kinds of people: Those that are good at the constructive and those that are good at the destructive. I’m good at the constructive.” – Richard Branson

“A successful critic is one whose criticisms are noticed and quoted, whether true or false”. – Ambrose Bierce

“An honest man’s criticism will be heard even in a storm, but a flatterer’s always in fair weather” – Walter Scott

Political Criticism Quotes

“A great statesman is a dead politician.” – William Butler Yeats

“Art is too serious a matter to be left to the critics.” – Oscar Wilde

“The basic rule in criticism is that we tend to honor, admire and value those who tell us what we’d like to hear and we often dismiss, ignore and devalue those who tell us what we don’t want to hear – regardless of whether those things are true or not.” – Michael Ray

Criticism Is Good Quotes


“Criticism is a necessary function of life and art. It is the main thing that makes life worth living, and it is the most important element in all genuine criticism, whether for good or ill.” – Oscar Wilde

“Criticism, like mathematics or medicine, is one of those professions where anything is good enough as long as it can pass for work.” – Sean O’Faolain

“The critical faculty consists essentially of identifying differences between things. It belongs to the age of specialization and professionalism.” – Randolph Bourne

“When I read reviews of my own books I feel as though someone has cut them out of me and pasted them onto another person’s body with some awful paste called ‘the truth.'” – Jodie Foster

“Critics are about as useful as mosquitoes. They are shedders of blood, and they never leave the place where they have drunk it. They keep in circulation their own foul breath, which is the concentrated essence of their own corruption.”- Lord Byron

“I don’t know how far love can go, but I know how far Criticism can go.” – Richard Bach

‘Criticism is an act of aggression that seeks to unravel another’s work as if it were a mystery” – Dominique Aury

“The critic is the man who will never actually do anything himself, but who knows how to deal with those who do.” – Bernard Berenson

“It’s not the critics who count; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . .” – Theodore Roosevelt

“A critic is somebody who can’t do, who won’t do, and who gets paid for it.” – E.W. Howe

“Shakespeare is too heavy for me to carry; that is why I have so much respect for him.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Critics are an odd lot: they know nothing about art but are experts on the artist.” George Bernard Shaw

“Criticism in America is nothing but a psychic old maid’s gossip by the fireside.” – Henry James

“A critic is a man who keeps his eye on the sparrow and eats the owl” – Robert Frost

“It might be very nice to say that art only has to do with self-expression, but I don’t believe that’s true at all; art only has to do with self-expression when you’re 22 or 23. When you’re over 30, you have a choice of self-expression or criticism.” – Gertrude Stein

“There is no such thing as an ethical criticism of the arts; art like all human activities is unethical since it deals with human beings.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“I’m not going to be found dead at an airport bookshop.” – Christopher Hitchens

“When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Other Critics and Criticism Quotes/ Sayings

1.”The Thing Which Will Never Be Done”

“It Is Impossible”

“A Task Too Great”

“We Lack The Means To Do It”

“We Don’t Have the Time”

“The Task Is Just Too Hard To Accomplish. Period.”

“I Don’t Know Enough About It, Yet”

“There Are No Experts On This Subject”

“It’s A Highly Controversial Subject”

“We Need More Resources To Do This Job Properly”

“The Public Isn’t Interested In This Topic”

“It Would Never Be Supported By The General Public Or Our Political Leaders”

Accept Criticism Quotes

“Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.” -Herman Melville

“The wise man learns from the mistakes of others, the fool learns from his own.”-Chinese Proverb

“I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think – Think! That is the thing that matters, not what they think about.” -Socrates

“It’s easy to be strong when it’s only yourself who holds the lash.”-Anne Moody

“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off” -Anonymous

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” -Dr. Seuss

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”-Melville Dewey

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change.” -Dalai Lama

“Some problems are so big, they have to be stated simply in order to be solved easily.” -Albert Einstein

“Resentment is the poison that could kill you.” -Dr. Seuss

“Society is an organism, just as we are, and as we alter our behavior in any way, we affect society as a whole.”-Albert Einstein

“You can never regret something you don’t do.”-Chinese Proverb

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

-John D Rockefeller

“Don’t forget to laugh. It is the music of the soul.” -Socrates

“If you are patient in adversity, you will be rewarded in prosperity.” -Chinese Proverb

“And it is good to make your bed soft and comfortable, so when you lie down, you will have no discomfort.” -Abraham Lincoln

“I have only one vice: I don’t give up.” Charles Fayette Adams Jr.

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” -Samuel Smiles

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”-Vincent Van Gogh

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” -George Eliot

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”-John D Rockefeller

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Knowledge is only power if it is used. For knowledge intoxicates.” – Jean Paul Sartre

“What if you could live your life over again and do it even BETTER than the last time you did it? What would you do differently?”-Joseph Campbell

“You can tell us what to do, but we will not follow you blindly.” -Chinese Proverb

“The time to be brave is now; the time to be cowardly is later.” -Chinese Proverb

Positive Criticism Quotes

“Technique alone will not make an artist. There must be a genuine understanding of what technique is to the desired result.” ( Lillian Hellman)

“A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.” (Benjamin Franklin)

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” (William Feather)

“To stay busy, we put off everything that we could possibly do tomorrow.” (Liz Smith)

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” (Mark Twain)

“The history of civilization is a history of renunciation and suffering – the renunciation of instinctive desires in the interest of cultural progress.” (Sigmund Freud)

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” (John Casper Adams)

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” (George Washington)

“Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is staggering.” (Aliens)

“Never give in – never, never, never, never–in nothing great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” (Winston Churchill)

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” (Michael Jordan)

“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” (Jim Ryun)

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat!” (Peter Drucker)

“It is better for the enemy to know your plans than for you to be surprised by them.” (Sun Tzu)

“In the face of adversity, if you can’t laugh, just remember we live in a wonderful world that has wonderful people in it.” (Neil Armstrong)

“I did not have that belief that work’s the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, where it will somehow make you happy. I think happiness is a result of work.” (Margaret Thatcher)

“The main thing in anything is not to give up.” (Louis Pasteur)

“I do not measure success by the degree to which I achieved some personal dream, but by the degree to which my work has contributed toward a better society.” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“If you are afraid of losing, then lose!” (Lennon & McCartney)

“It is better to risk looking foolish than to be utterly without courage.” (Winston Churchill)

Self-Criticism Quotes

“Judging others, not yourself is a privilege you are denied.”— Frida Kahlo

“The moment we stop judging ourselves, we start to grow.”— Tony Robbins

“Censure self into existence and enjoy the pain of our endeavours.”— Unknown

“We cannot see life clearly until we stop looking at it through the eyes of someone else.”— Anaïs Nin

“Who are you? You have not been able to see yourself. You have been watching others all of your life. Cut off the eyes of those who pity you and look once inside yourself.”— Mary Slessor

“Don’t be your own critic; that’s the one thing no one can do for you.” —Louise Broders-Edwards

“Don’t judge according to what you see, judge what you feel.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“You are not what you think, you are what you feel. You are not what you do, but who you are.” ― Richard Bach

“The great secret of life is that there is no great secret.”— Mark Twain

“What becomes of the person who has no self-criticism?”— John Keats

“No one ever emerged from criticism stronger.”— Paul Valery

“The disadvantages of critics are greater than the advantages of sages.”— Erasmus

“If we are to be genuinely critical, criticism must be genuine.”— John Ruskin

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. – That’s how you win, by being better than anyone else.” — Michael Jordan

“You are what you do, not what you say you will do.”— James Cash Penney

“The highest form of self-criticism is really self-knowledge.” — Emerson

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.” — Bertrand Russell

“You will never change your life until you change something that you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” — Anthony Robbins

“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” — Aristotle

“What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” — Ernest Holmes

“I criticize myself more than I would like to be criticized by others.” — John Green

“Who has a right to criticize? He who has perfect knowledge, or he who has none?”— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A man is not to be called an artist until he recognizes criticism as a gift.” — Arthur H. Rimbaud

“Judge yourself and you will not be judged. Measure yourself and you will not be measured.” — Lao Tzu

“Criticism and self-criticism are necessary for progress.”— Che Guevara

“Your greatest enemy can’t harm you as much as your own ungoverned thoughts.” — Buddha

“Self-criticism is the most difficult part of self-development.” — Sir Francis Bacon

“Even if you are not aware of it, your thoughts affect your emotions and therefore influence your actions.” — Richard Carlson

“Who’s to blame for this mess that we’ve created? Well, I can tell you right now, it isn’t anybody who gave us the weapons of mass destruction.” ― George W. Bush

“The most important thing to remember if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.” — Will Rogers

“Without self-criticism there can be no intelligence.” — Jasper Johns

“When we no longer are able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”— Viktor Frankl

“Lack of self-criticism leads to stagnation and mediocrity.”— Samir Khalil Gibran

“The real critic of one’s self is an example to all who seek perfection.”— Mahatma Gandhi

“If that which we call sin in others is not sin, then nothing is.”— John Bunyan

“Don’t let yourself off the hook by telling yourself ‘I only do this with people I love.’ That isn’t true, and you’d be surprised how few people you love really know how you behave when no one is watching.” — Steve Maraboli

Responding To Criticism Quotes

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

“A person’s shallowness is determined by how much they have to say when given five minutes.”

“It is an error to think that no one listens to good criticism.”

“When you get a compliment, don’t take credit for it yourself — take credit for giving someone else a compliment.”

“I don’t think you should throw stones at anyone that is doing something different, but I think you should be able to criticize it.”

“Hard work never killed anyone, but why take the chance?”

“If you want to get a good idea of someone ask them what they are doing with their life.”

“Criticism can be used as a tool for personal growth if it’s being given constructively and with love.”

“Criticism is a gift that isn’t given enough. If you take that gift, and you listen to it and learn from it, it can be a means of your own growth.”

“When you’re in the public eye, there’s always going to be people who don’t like what you do or say.”

“It’s never easy to receive criticism of oneself, but when there is merit behind the criticism it’s much easier to accept.”

“If you are quick to speak, slow to listen.”

“Sometimes criticism comes from not seeing the whole situation.”

“Criticism is a dance, usually a duet, with a third person who is invisible.”

“There are no rules in art. Only sins.”

“To err is human… to blame it on someone else shows management potential.”

“Reinvention should be a continual process for an actor as well as for an audience and critic. But it is good to get a grounding of some sort somewhere. Otherwise we are all in danger of losing our sense of self.”

“If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.”

“The worst thing that can happen to an artist is to become successful too soon.”

“It doesn’t matter if you get knocked down in life. What matters is that you get back up and keep going.”

“Criticism should be welcomed as it is a necessary tool for growth.”

“If you believe long enough what other people tell you about yourself, you will never change your life.”

“A critic is someone who thinks that art is science, an artist is someone who thinks it isn’t.”

Negative Criticism Quotes

“Of course, the world will never be a just place, but if you can’t do anything about it, why bang your head against a brick wall?”

“No one should ever try to tell you that in this world there is anything worth doing unless they are ready to go with you and do it.”

“There’s nothing wrong with people pleasing but don’t let that be what makes up your entire life. You have to find something on your own”

“It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to be confused, but you have to move on.”

“Be yourself and never let anyone change who you are.”

“Music is the language of the soul and that can go 1000 miles an hour or slow as a heartbeat.”

“Anything that is worth fighting for will always be worth fighting for.”

“Embrace music, make it part of your life… It can change your world”

“To everyone who loves music… I love you.”

“No matter how bad your life is and how alone you feel, always be proud of who you are.”

“I am not afraid of death because dying scares me more than my own death.”

“You can never lose who you are.”

“Don’t waste time thinking about the past because it’s not going to do anything for your future”

“There are people in the world who will love you… always.”

“In order to start loving yourself, you need to be able to accept people who are different from you.”

“It’s okay to feel sad and angry but you shouldn’t let it go on for too long”

“We are always ready for change but not everyone has a chance to make it”

“Life is hard and unfair but that’s why there’s music and laughter.”

“I’m not always the nicest person but I try to be nice to people even if I don’t like them.”

“Don’t let someone else tell you who you are. If people like what they see, then fine, if they don’t, then just walk away from them”

“Pain is inevitable but misery is optional.”

“Learn to love without limits and care about people even if they hurt you.”

“You can do anything in life, if you set your mind to it.”

“Over time, I am learning that I deserve better than what other people think of me.”

“You don’t have to be best friends with someone… You just need to be good enough friends.”

“Don’t cheat yourself by wishing for something that will only tear you apart.”

“Suicide is the first form of murder.”

“Don’t listen to what other people say and do what you have to do.”

“Don’t let anyone bring you down, get them up.”

“Find a doctor who loves you and not the condition that you are in.”

“Find a way to make others happy even if it means sacrificing your happiness for theirs.”

Constructive Criticism Quotes

“Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.”- Disraeli Quotes

“Criticism is not a course of treatment for bad work. It is the poison with which one kills the soul of that work.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Criticism can’t be painful to someone who takes pride in his achievement, and it has no power over those who don’t need it.”-Barthelme

“It has always been axiomatic that criticism which does not take into account the critic’s personal taste, style or interests is worthless. “-Homer A. Pomeroy 1943

“When one is on the receiving end of criticism one realizes how much there is to be said for it. It is not a question of whether or not we agree with what is said, but rather of whether or not it has any impact on us.”-Christopher Morley

“I am not interested in a discussion of philosophy or ethics; I am interested in people’s opinions of my work.”-Bruno Schulz

“Criticism is the only thing that really distinguishes real writers from pretenders.”-Edward H. Sutherland

“One should not be afraid to believe one’s own criticism.”-Oscar Wilde

“The only true criticism is no criticism.”-Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are many people who criticize others, and there are even more people who criticize themselves, but the few true critics are very rare.”-Oscar Wilde

“Criticism’s not a question of how much sense it makes; it’s also a matter of being able to take it.”-Edward H. Sutherland

“Appreciation is not criticism and criticism is not appreciation.”-Kathryn Harrison

“Criticism is the soil of art.”-John Dewey

“Do not confuse criticism with judgment. Judgment is a decision, whereas criticism is only an opinion.”-Aldous Huxley

“Criticism is the profession of the person who has failed at everything else.”-Jean Cocteau Quotes

“Most people are doomed to pursuit a phantom and to live in denial of their own natures.”-Bruno Schulz

“Criticism can make you famous as a writer or infamous, but cannot make you a better writer.”-Robert Penn Warren

“It seems to me that the real function of the critic is to help people appreciate and enjoy works of art more rather than to help them understand them better.”-Aldous Huxley

“He who reveals his secrets shows that he has no secret and no respect for his own dignity.”-Eugene Ionesco

“An artist who stops to criticize his work is like a surgeon who stops to wound his patient.”-Nikola Tesla Quotes

“Criticism is the king of criticism” – T.S. Eliot

“A poet is the best critic of poetry.”-William Carlos Williams

“Criticism can be a dangerous occupation, but it is necessary for any creative artist, since it’s all he has left,”-Oscar Wilde Quotes

“The only way to come nearest the thing you love is to love the thing itself.”-Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you can’t be a critic, criticize everything that happens to you.”-Oscar Wilde

“A good critic is a man who is prepared to be proven wrong.”-Walt Whitman

“The function of criticism is not to destroy but create. -Gustave Flaubert Quotes

“Criticism is always fairly easy to find; you need only go out and look for it.”-Mark Twain Quotes

“The critic can be nothing but the ape of his own soul.”-Henry David Thoreau Quotes

“Language seems to be a very potent thing. It can express an idea without using any words at all, or it can hide an idea so effectively that even those who are searching for it will not discover it.”-Gunter Grass Quotes

Destructive Criticism Quotes

“Criticism is a mirror of the soul.”-W.E. Henley

“Criticism can be a very positive thing, as long as it’s constructive criticism.”-Judy Garland Quotes

“Critics are usually quite right in their criticisms of people from time to time, but I don’t think they’re any use to an actor if they don’t like his work.”-Henry Daniell

“Criticism is like life . . . it is easily forgotten.”-Marcel Proust

“The main thing is not to think that a critic can do any more than criticize, and this for two reasons. Because the first thing we must ask is what kind of a critic we’re dealing with; and the second thing, because criticism by mere numbers and statistics is only so much babbling.”-John Cheever

“Criticism is an occupation for which the talents are as little required as the virtue, and which, in most cases, is left to those who have failed in everything else.”-Thomas Carlyle

“Criticism not only polishes a poem but can be used to file off the rough corners of a life.”-John Galsworthy

“I suppose I’m always curious about what people will say about me. It’s like being in the zoo – people walk by and point at you. It’s very curious to see whether they like you… The question is whether it bothers you or not.”-Harold Pinter Quotes

“Criticism is like eulogy: both are the easy expressions of a hard art.”-Logan Pearsall Smith

“Criticism may be unsparing, but it cannot be unfair where it is good.”-Dr. Johnson

“No man can reveal himself to his brother without giving him power to hurt him. In these days the good critic is almost the only remaining form of affirmative criticism. The bad critic never really says anything except that one shouldn’t dance with a certain man.”-Ezra Pound

“A critic is a man who knows both how to praise and how to blame without being hated.”-Cicero

“If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, accept it; if you can’t accept it, leave it.”-Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

“A critic can do no more than praise and blame with safety. No private man can tell with absolute fairness what is good or bad for the public – for the public itself.”-G.K. Chesterton

“Criticism is a synovial fluid, an anti-bacilliary; it aids all growths to resist infection, to which perhaps they are sensitive, from without and within.”-Edgar Allan Poe

“All critics have to make allowances for their opinions, but they should not be made to make allowances for themselves.”-W.E. Henley

“Criticism is an art that makes things beautiful; it does not do them any harm.”-Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Criticism is a branch of science in which we are all equal.”-Thomas Traherne

“The only way to get rid of criticism is to listen to it.”-Paul Valery Quotes

“I am interested in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.”-Charles M. Schulz

“Criticism is futile because it tries to put a head on top of an elephant.”-Wittgenstein

“The critic has become aware that he is no longer a free, independent, creative spirit, but a cog in the publicity machine and he resents his loss of status.”-Lionel Trilling

“Criticism is the first form of love, because it shows how well we understand another person.”-Guy de Maupassant

“I exist as a critic because I have failed as a novelist.”-Carleton Beals

“Online criticism is just a different way of getting your two cents in: I’ve got mine, now you’ve got yours.”-Bradley Chambers

Criticism is the inoculation against bad art.”-Edward H. Sutherland

“The critic who does not take part in the creative process cannot be a fair critic.”-James Joyce

“Criticism, after all, is like a mirror; it gives you an opportunity to look at yourself.”-Bruno Schulz

“I expected criticism to be unpleasant but it’s oddly pleasant.”-Edgar Allan Poe

“Criticism is an opportunity for self-expression and self-examination for which no other form of oratory is so well suited. This is not, however, to imply that criticism is only a legitimate form of oratory…”-William F. Fry

“Criticism for the critic must be an art and largely unconscious; he must feel it like other artists feel melody.”-William James

“While the remarks of a literary critic are likely to be worth little more than those of any other man, his judgments may often be worth more than those of many authors.”-Herman Melville

Religion Criticism Quotes

“Criticism is the only thing that can free us from our religious illusions.”-Bruno Schulz

“God may be the first critic.”-Molière

“If God were not on our side, who would be?”-Napoleon Bonaparte

“A religious intellectual is a contradiction in terms.”-John Dewey Quotes

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.”-Karl Marx

“Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.”-Joseph Heller

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”-Philip K. Dick

“If atheism is a disease, religion is a big part of the diagnosis.”-Alice Walker Quotes

“An atheist has to know a great deal more than I know. An atheist is someone who knows there is no god… A godless person needs not to know there is no god.”-Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The story of history is the story of how God was replaced by science.”-Peter Marshall

“Intellectual pride leads to religious superstition, not just in an individual but in a whole culture.”-Albert Camus

“Religion has made a people simple, timid, credulous and sometimes even cowardly; science has made them cunning, bold and hardy. Religion has made them slaves; science has made them free.”-Voltaire

“The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape.”-William Shakespeare

“Religion is the art of the double-cross.”-Hank Williams

“It is easier to believe in god than to believe in oneself.”-Miguel Angel Ruiz Quotes

“…God is only a hypothesis, and the hypothesis god is only an invented figure.”-Sigmund Freud Quotes

“If you live by believing in God, you will die for it.”-Michel de Montaigne

“Even if God did exist, there is no reason to believe that one god is better than another.”-Isaac Asimov

“God made man, and saw that he was a mistake.”-Tolstoy

“What is a god? He is nothing else than a projection of human weakness or a personification of human desires and fears. To this are added ignorance and self-deception.”-Friedrich Nietzsche

“The god that reveals himself in nature has written his own bible in the book of natural laws, which forever work unceasingly.”-Bouwmeester Quotes

“People find God the hard way – by trial and suffering. They find him easy when they don’t think about him too much.”-MacLaine

“To disbelieve in all religion is one step… to disbelieve in all religion except your own is to take one more.”-Stephen Leacock

“There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven nor hell. It is all a dream – a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought – a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities.”-Mark Twain

Funny Criticism Quotes

“I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.”-Jane Wagner

“The best way to be interesting is to be interested.”-Richard Armour

“I’ve met a lot of critics in my time. Most of them were cats.”-Woody Allen

“Criticism in itself is neither good nor bad, but its judgment and direction are always good or bad.”-Ashleigh Brilliant

“You can’t please all the people all the time, and you shouldn’t try to.”-Aristotle

“Criticism is welcome if it has a purpose of helping someone do better work next time.”-Keith Haring

“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.”-S.J. Perelman

“I don’t let people think I’m a paragon of virtue just because I happen to be a “New York Times” critic.”-M.S. Smith

“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.”-S.J. Perelman

“Nobody goes to heaven except critics.”-Gertrude Stein Quotes

“Mainly because of my interest in film criticism, I’ve always had this feeling that critics have been assigned the task of creating culture. That’s not the job. When artists get together, they create culture.”-James Schamus

“The only constant thing about movies is that they keep changing.”-Roger Ebert

“God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.”-Clive James

“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.”-S.J. Perelman

“Criticism is as easy as breathing for some people.”-Dalrymple Graham Quotes

“Criticism of contemporary art is like criticizing Dracula for being shabby.”-Henry Miller

“I always think that criticism is a little like the warning on cigarettes: ‘Criticism may not be good for you.'”-Keith Richards

“Critics do not create culture; critics are usually very bad at creating culture.”-David Foster Wallace

“When they say you don’t have to go to the movie to see it, they mean you should by all means buy the ticket.”-Roger Ebert Quotes

“To write a good review is to not write a review.”-Norma Helmersen

“I’ve never seen anyone as affected by criticism as if it were praise.”-Gerald Heard

“When people say they don’t read criticism, they mean they don’t read bad criticism.”-George Jean Nathan

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