Quotation Explorer - 'Critic'

The victory is not to change the mind of the critic; it is to evaluate what you can learn and discard, yet still walk away with peace in your heart. - Shannon L. Alder
A critic is a legless man who teaches other people to run - Channing Pollock
The trade of critic, in literature, music, and the drama, is the most degraded of all trades. - Mark Twain
If you are your worst critic, don't be angry if others try to claim the title. - Faydra D. Fields
It's not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the doer of deeds might have done them better. Instead, the credit belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred by sweat and blood and tears. - Theodore Roosevelt
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life. - Henry Van Dyke
Has anybody ever seen a drama critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good. - P. G. Wodehouse
A dramatic critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned. - George Bernard Shaw
Make no mistake. You are your most important critic and your conscience your most important judge of character. - Denis Waitley
The critic is to art what the limp penis is to sex. - Steve Maraboli
Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. - Ambrose Bierce
A critic is a legless man who teaches running.
When the critic has said everything in his power about a literary text, he has still said nothing; for the very existence of literature implies that it cannot be replaced by non-literature - Tzvetan Todorov
Just because you've made mistakes doesn't mean your mistakes get to make you. Take notice of your inner critic, forgive yourself, and move on. - Robert Tew
What drove us crazy wasn't necessarily the sexual freedom his critic claimed he was unleashing, but freedom, period. Freedom to be yourself, to express yourself, to wear what you wanted to wear, to look the way you wanted to look, to have your own style, your own talk. - Larry Geller, Joel Spector, Patricia Romanowski
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic. - Oscar Wilde
Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been a statue set up in honour of a critic. - Jean Sibelius
No statue has ever been put up to a critic. - Jean Sibelius
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic! - Jean Sibelius
CAVILER, n. A critic of our own work. - Ambrose Bierce
A critic is a gong at a railroad crossing clanging loudly and vainly as the train goes by. - Christopher Morley
Anything can be art: painting stairs, raising a child, or organising a trip to the end of the world. It's the way you live that makes you either an artist, or an art connoisseur, or an unsatisfied critic. - Mykyta Isagulov
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
PAINTING, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Formerly, painting and sculpture were combined in the same work: the ancients painted their statues. The only present alliance between the two arts is that the modern painter chisels his patrons. - Ambrose Bierce
Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car. - Kenneth Tynan
Critic, n. A person who boasts himself hard to please because nobody tries to please him. - Ambrose Bierce
Never answer a critic, unless he's right. - Bernard M. Baruch
I've been all over the world and I've never seen a statue of a critic. - Leonard Bernstein
It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things. - Theodore Roosevelt
The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it. - D.H. Lawrence
I'm the biggest critic of my own work, but sometimes you nail a chapter so good that you have to take a step back and admire that bitch. - R.D. Ronald
Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been put up to a critic. - Jean Sibellius
A critic is a man created to praise greater men than himself, but he is never able to find them. - Richard Le Gallienne
It is a poor critic who says that a lack of effect on them implies all others are insincere in their love. - Kieron Gillen
A non-doer is very often a critic-that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It's easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change. - Wayne W. Dyer
Your function as a critic is to show that it is really you yourself who should have written the book, if you had had the time, and since you hadn't you are glad that someone else had, although obviously it might have been done better. - Stephen Potter
Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic. - Jean Sibelius
This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room. - Virginia Woolf
In marriage, each partner is to be an encourager rather than a critic; a forgiver rather than a collector of hurts; an enabler rather than a reformer. - H. Norman Wright
Be an example; don’t be a critic with sample. - Debasish Mridha
Unlike Kim Cardassian or Donald Trump, Montaigne regarded the inward glance as an adventure in self-effacement not self infatuation. He was a charming and perceptive critic of his own foibles, especially alert to his weakness for inconsistency. - Danny Heitman
A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. - Jim Bishop
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