Criticism Quotes (786 Quotes)



    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.




    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.



    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.



    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.


    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.


    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.



    In light of the criticism of the TSE both domestically and abroad, and the importance of the TSE to our capital markets, I hope the exchange returns to normal trading hours soon.




    We cannot continue to accept risk by under-equipping the National Guard. Some critics will say we cannot afford it. The Guard's answer will be, we cannot afford not to do this.

    I said, 'Mike, right now there has been a lot of criticism on multi-team programs and it's growing and getting stronger and it's going to continue to do that,

    I took a lot of criticism for not recruiting Manitoba kids. But those kids, in most cases, were going the route that was the best fit for them, and that was to play junior ball.



    There are always critics. Out of high school there are people who say you can't go on and play. I came here, I worked my tail off and proved everybody wrong who said I couldn't play here.


    The international community should universally condemn China's record as a repressor of journalists' rights and its misuse of laws with the aim of suffocating criticism. China wants to be a major player on the world stage but when it attacks journalists in such a concerted manner it demonstrates that it is a country where the truth is not able to be told.

    What you might think is ... couldn't you make a religious game where critics, fans and retailers would all line up and universally say 'Here's a game that has some sort of moral or educational value'. But people tend to take religion extremely personally and therefore have more opportunity to be offended. If you make, say, a Christian based game, are you going to make it a Protestant game If so, that might offend the Catholics.

    There are going to be plenty of critics, there already have been, and plenty of people who say I can't make it back and I can't do this and I can't do that. That's the way I want it to be because when you do succeed, when you do prove people wrong, it makes it even sweeter.

    I've never had an easy relationship with critics. I hold a lot of homicide in my heart. If this was another time, I'd be packing a piece.


    The findings of our studies did not fit most people's preconceived notions about how DNA molecules work, so they assumed we had to be wrong. The critics seemed very sure of themselves, and we had a lot of sleepless nights.





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