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Do not presume, well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed, to criticize the poor
Herman Melville
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
Elvis Presley
Don't pay any attention to the critics-don't even ignore them.
Samuel Goldwyn
God knows people who are paid to have attitudes toward things, professional critics, make me sick; camp following eunuchs of literature. They won't even whore. They're all virtuous and sterile. And how well meaning and high minded. But they're all camp followers.
Ernest Hemingway
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
Abraham Lincoln
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones
I am opposed to writing about the private lives of living authors and psychoanalyzing them while they are alive. Criticism is getting all mixed up with a combination of the Junior F.B.I.-men, discards from Freud and Jung and a sort of Columnist peep-
Ernest Hemingway
I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going
George Bernard Shaw
I would have carved on the portals of the National Press Club, "Put not your trust in princes." Only the very rarest of princes can endure even a little criticism, and few of them can put up with even a pause in the adulation.
Walter Lippmann
It is easier to be critical than correct.
Benjamin Disraeli
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt
It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances
Joseph Addison
Maybe they weren't punks at all, but New York drama critics.
Tennessee Williams
One mustn't criticize other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself
Mark Twain
The animadversions of critics are commonly such as may easily provoke the sedatest writer to some quickness of resentment and asperity of reply
Samuel Johnson
The duty of criticism is neither to depreciate nor dignify by partial representations, but to hold out the light of reason, whatever it may discover; and to promulgate the determinations of truth, whatever she shall dictate
Samuel Johnson
The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves.
Albert Einstein
The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.
George Moore
The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author
Benjamin Disraeli
The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things
Jean de la Bruyere
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