People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.
A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.
Or, to state his character as it stood in the scale of public opinion, when his friends and critics were in tantrums, he was considered rather a bad man; when they were pleased, he was rather a good man; when they were neither, he was a man whose moral colour was a kind of pepper-and-salt mixture.
I hope that you have nothing against malice, my good engineer. In my eyes it is the brightest sword that reason has against the powers of darkness and ugliness. Malice, sir, is the spirit of criticism, and criticism marks the origin of progress and enlightenment.
When you're screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore that means they've given up on you…you may not want to hear it but your critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you and want to make you better.
Strength and success - they are above morality, above criticism. It seems, then, that it is not what you do, but how you do it and what you call it. Is there a check in men, deep in them, that stops or punishes? There doesn't seem to be. The only punishment is for failure. In effect no crime is committed unless a criminal is caught.
This mannerism of what he'd seen of society struck Homer Wells quite forcefully; people, even nice people-because, surely, Wally was nice-would say a host of critical things about someone to whom they would then be perfectly pleasant. At. St. Cloud's, criticism was plainer-and harder, if not impossible, to conceal.
And so we beat on, books against the critics, borne back ceaslessly into rewrites.
Literary critics make natural detectives.
Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight. The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest - and not merely a response to U.S. criticism.
As far as dealing with the critics, Im like Antwone Fisher. Im still here, Im still standing and Im still going to play. Therefore, Im going to do everything I have to do to get better -- in the weight room, on the field and in the classroom studying the books.
Watson himself said that when he was able to develop loyalty in men, ability followed. 'Joining a company is an act that calls for absolute loyalty in big matters and little ones,' he declared. Criticism, if necessary at all, was permitted only to superiors.
This is the same song, different verse from the Democrats running for governor. They have immense amounts of criticism but absolutely no plan to address the challenge.
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.
The man without a chin, no stamina, dead man, broken man, whatever. On your way to the top, you always get some criticism. Criticism is a great motivation. Failure is not an option to me.
Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.
What will help President Bush on the war in Iraq is for things to improve on the ground. But barring that, I think he's probably well served to appear to be hearing about the critics and not appear to be out of touch and in a bubble.
To make progress in understanding all this, we probably need to begin with simplified (oversimplified) models and ignore the critics' tirade that the real world is more complex. The real world is always more complex, which has the advantage that we shan't run out of work.
We always expect tremendous criticism. It is my role to be the lightning rod ... to attract the attacks against the organization for our work, and that is a difficult role. On the other hand, I get undue credit.
People taking photographs of their meals are not critics; they are from the United States.
The initial criticism was that this is politics, not business, but he's someone who has learned over time to merge his business background with his politics.
There are two modes of criticism. One which crushes to earth without mercy all the humble buds of Phantasy, all the plants that, though green and fruitful, are also a prey to insects or have suffered by drought. It weeds well the garden, and cannot believe the weed in its native soil may be a pretty, graceful plant. There is another mode which enters into the natural history of every thing that breathes and lives, which believes no impulse to be entirely in vain, which scrutinizes circumstances, motive and object before it condemns, and believes there is a beauty in natural form, if its law and purpose be understood.
Because of the position I am on the team and the situation we have I'm going to take some criticism when we lose and probably even when we win,
I expect a solid performance across the board. A lot of scouts want to see how I run. That's the biggest thing. They have me around 4.7, so if I come out there and run a 4.5, I should be able to rest my case and answer my critics.
I don't care what the critics say or think because I care for and love my fans.
If the manager has any criticism of me I want him to say it to my face. I want a managers to talk to me after the game but before going to his news conference.
The web-only version is popular, but our 'Road to the Super Bowl' section is also getting a great deal of interest. People want to see why so many of our ads were rejected in the first place. The bottom line is not to please the critics or win an Academy Award. The important thing is to reach the customer.
We've been trying to prove ourselves all year. We heard what the critics were saying -- that we didn't belong in the tournament. The confidence level has risen, and we've gotten a chance to show the country what we're capable of.
The final outcome cannot be known, either to the originator of a new theory, or to his colleagues and critics, who are bent on falsifying it. Thus, the scientific innovator may feel all the more lonely and uncertain.
We expect criticism. That's just fine.