65 Best Critic Quotes And Sayings

Each and every one of us has a critic inside of us. Some critics hide behind the guise of “I’m just observing,” but we all know that they’re looking for flaws and deficiencies. We may try to ignore them, but we can never fully escape them — they show up in our dreams, in our thoughts, and even at work. That’s why it’s so important to learn to deal with criticism effectively Read more

Let yourself be vulnerable and open to feedback so you can use it not only to improve yourself, but also to improve the world around you.

Some people insist that 'mediocre' is better than 'best.' They...
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Some people insist that 'mediocre' is better than 'best.' They delight in clipping wings because they themselves can't fly. They despise brains because they have none. Robert A. Heinlein
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I started this dirty quote business when I noticed that I only tend to read authors when their quotes convince me of wit and style. In a world overflowing with bad literature and corrupted product-placement critics the only weapon one has is either word of mouth or quotes, and me I highly prefer the latter. So I have just decided that I will only post to facebook through goodreads quotes. That's policy that makes a lot of sense for a writer. . Martijn Benders
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I have spent a good many years since―too many, I think―being ashamed about what I write. I think I was forty before I realized that almost every writer of fiction or poetry who has ever published a line has been accused by someone of wasting his or her God-given talent. If you write (or paint or dance or sculpt or sing, I suppose), someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all. Stephen King
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is...
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Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what it feels about dogs.", October 31, 1977] John Osborne
Critics are to authors what dogs are to lamp-posts.
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Critics are to authors what dogs are to lamp-posts. Jeffrey Robinson
Work freely and rollickingly as though you were talking to...
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Work freely and rollickingly as though you were talking to a friend who loves you. Mentally (at least three or four times a day) thumb your nose at all know-it-alls, jeerers, critics, doubters. Brenda Ueland
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I think there’s a ton of fear in the perception of romance in part because there’s something very realistic in great romance – namely, that women have the right to demand relationships that are based on equality and honesty and trust and, yes, a great sex life. Sarah MacLean
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Genius feels like an over extended Helium balloon about to burst, and everyone criticizes you for not having a conventional way of coping with it. Solange Nicole
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Whatever is produced in haste goes hastily to waste. Saadi
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Is not a critic, " asks Professor Stoll, "... a judge, who does not explore his own consciousness, but determines the author's meaning or intention, as if the poem were a will, a contract, or the constitution? William K. Wimsatt
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The man is in his work, read it if you want to know about him. R.M. Engelhardt (TALON)
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I have learned to read the papers calmly and not to hate the fools I read about. Edmund Wilson
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Respond to critics with humility. Most people are experts in finding problems with whatever others do. That should not be a surprise to you. Israelmore Ayivor
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Don't base your decision on the opinions of those who don't want to see you grow. Yvonne Pierre
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When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't. Jodi Picoult
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To The Critics Suicide has made more than one mediocre author glorious before he's able to achieve that sobering "second edition" making his a suicide that waits until it's justified. But I've taken more precautions against to Suicide which is to survive in the face of failure. Success is mostly editing, that's what makes things nice. To edit is the other great Power; thus this novel started at age 30, continued at 50 and its 73, has finally achieve supremacy: a person of Good Taste as the third author and as a result the editor of all three. In the end I'll be the author of a letter to the critics a sort of "open letter" but for the living: suicide is not something you can edit out. Unknown
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The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Oscar Wilde
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A critic is a man created to praise greater men than himself, but he is never able to find them. Richard Le Gallienne
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On writing, my advice is the same to all. If you want to be a writer, write. Write and write and write. If you stop, start again. Save everything that you write. If you feel blocked, write through it until you feel your creative juices flowing again. Write. Writing is what makes a writer, nothing more and nothing less. – Ignore critics. Critics are a dime a dozen. Anybody can be a critic. Writers are priceless. – Go where the pleasure is in your writing. Go where the pain is. Write the book you would like to read. Write the book you have been trying to find but have not found. But write. And remember, there are no rules for our profession. Ignore rules. Ignore what I say here if it doesn’t help you. Do it your own way. – Every writer knows fear and discouragement. Just write. – The world is crying for new writing. It is crying for fresh and original voices and new characters and new stories. If you won’t write the classics of tomorrow, well, we will not have any. Good luck. Anne Rice
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The last madness I’ll probably persist in is to believe myself a poet: it will be up to the critics to cure me. Unknown