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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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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

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

Some critics of my work took the view that a satirist
should defer to the finer feelings of his readers and
respect widely held beliefs.
- David Low

 

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

I've been lucky.
The critics never went out of their way to single me out for doing bad work.
- James Caan

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

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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

Nothing could ever stop Kiss.
I've seen the band in down times where critics were
like vultures circling overhead saying things like,
'Well, you know it's the end of your career.'
- Paul Stanley

Critics are entitled to have an opinion,
but how can they judge how comfortable a building is?
No critic is smart enough to judge how a building will perform over time.
- Helmut Jahn

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

I learned a lot about critics, not to really take them
too seriously about movies.
- Gina Gershon

The modern minds in each generation are the critics
who preserve us from a petrifying world,
who will not leave us to walk undisturbed in the ways of our fathers.
- Edith Hamilton

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

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

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity.
They must be burned in a blaze.
I cannot learn from them.
- Zane Grey

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

Children need models rather than critics.
- Joseph Joubert

There are hardly five critics in America;
and several of them are asleep.
- Herman Melville

I was trained in the '50s as a New Critic.
I remember what literature was like before the New Critics,
when people stood up and talked about Shelley's soul and such things.
- Clifford Geertz

Contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages,
I am an ardent believer in the free market.
- Barack Obama

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

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

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

I always think I'm the Tom Cruise of music -
a lot of success and fans,
but no critics, darling.
- Jon Bon Jovi

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

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

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

It would not be fair to the critics of Rotary,
who include some of the most brilliant of the British and American writers,
to charge them with prejudice.
- Paul Harris

All critics should be assassinated.
- Man Ray

I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics,
and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many
people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them.
- Jean M. Auel

I know that I'm never as good or bad as any single performance.
I've never believed my critics or my worshippers,
and I've always been able to leave the game at the arena.
- Charles Barkley

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

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would
say it was because I couldn't swim.
- Margaret Thatcher

We have gotten some terrible reviews at times but if
we depended on the judgment of the studios or critics,
we never would have made more than one movie.
- Ismail Merchant

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

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

I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel.
What's an unpopular novel?
- Irwin Shaw

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

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

Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman
say you've got a pretty neck.
- Eli Wallach

All over the web there are some very good critics and
it's become for people who are interested.
It's become a very good way to get to reviews and involve yourself in discussions.
- Roger Ebert

Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

When all the performances are excellent,
critics understand it's the direction.
- Joel Siegel

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

The world have payed too great a compliment to critics,
and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
- Henry Fielding

I don't want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim:
doing formula without original elements.
- Piers Anthony

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

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

TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make
their living writing about it,
often didn't like what I did on the air.
- Charles Kuralt

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

It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults
one's children will become than for the children one's
"mature" critics often are.
- Alice Walker

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

When critics sit in judgment it is hard to tell where
justice leaves off and vengeance begins.
- Chuck Jones

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

Well, I'm not a critic, I'm just a worker.
So, I'm always grateful for anything the critics say -
good or bad.
- Mandy Patinkin

I mean, the old film critics just excoriated me.
- John Milius

In private some critics have come up to me afterwards
and told me they honestly enjoyed the movie.
Then they'd tell me that they're still going to have
to write it up negatively.
- Joe Pantoliano

If critics have problems with my personal life,
it's their problem.
Anybody with half a brain would realize that it's the charts that count.
- Mariah Carey

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

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

I never wish for critics.
- Jasper Johns

Style is the dress of thought; a modest dress,
Neat, but not gaudy, will true critics please.
- Samuel Wesley

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

People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics,
Jesus was a management expert too.
- George Carey

What critics call dirty in our pictures,
they call lusty in foreign films.
- Billy Wilder

I don't care what other critics say,
I only hope to be played.
- Virgil Thomson

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

The great mystery to me is how restaurant critics think
they can get away with doing their job without anybody noticing who they are.
- Ted Allen

A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
- Dustin Hoffman


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