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Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.

Tags: Against, Except  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.

Tags: Between, Bit  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

Dare to risk public criticism.

Tags: Public, Risk  ✍ Author: Mary Kay Ash

Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.

Tags: Perhaps, Science  ✍ Author: Charles Babbage

If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards, and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.

Tags: Discipline, Standards  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

My capacity as a monk was to passionately believe utter nonsense, and when you're an actor you have to do the same thing. Also, Christianity used to have a lot to do with self-loathing and an acceptance of criticism and things like that which is terribly important for actors.

Tags: Acceptance, Used  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

I take compliments and I take constructive criticism. Not everyone loves you. It's the way you react as a footballer. I use it all to make me play better.

Tags: Everyone, Loves  ✍ Author: Timothy F. Cahill

The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author.

Tags: Author, Noble  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

Those who do not read criticism will rarely merit to be criticised.

Tags: Rarely, Read  ✍ Author: Isaac D\'Israeli

I think the criticism that I take to heart is from other writers that I respect.

Tags: Heart, Respect  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

For some reason if we hear 100 praises and one criticism, we focus on that one hurtful thing.

Tags: Focus, Reason  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

Most people would have given up when faced with all the criticism I've received over the years.

Tags: Faced, Received  ✍ Author: Albert Ellis

If someone's criticism is completely unfounded on data, then I don't want to hear it. It doesn't hold up to scrutiny.

Tags: Hear, Someone  ✍ Author: Tim Ferriss

Online I see people committing 'social media suicide' all the time by one of two ways. Firstly by responding to all criticism, meaning you're never going to find time to complete important milestones of your own, and by responding to things that don't warrant a response. This lends more credibility by driving traffic.

Tags: Social, Time  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.

Tags: White, Work  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

Two cheers for Democracy; one because it admits variety, and two because it permits criticism.

Tags: Democracy, Variety  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's.

Tags: Motto, Speak  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.

Tags: Democracy, Variety  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

Finding the right form of debate regarding Israeli policies will remain a challenge in Germany. Even with every conceivable and warranted criticism, the danger always arises that it will be exploited by those who consciously or unconsciously present anti-Semitism in a new guise.

Tags: Challenge, Present  ✍ Author: Sigmar Gabriel
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Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.

Tags: Freedom, Laziness  ✍ Author: John Kenneth Galbraith

One of my favorite little sayings is, 'To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.'

Tags: Avoid, Favorite  ✍ Author: Robert M. Gates

The point of literary criticism in anthropology is not to replace research, but to find out how it is that we are persuasive.

Tags: Point, Research  ✍ Author: Clifford Geertz

So as an amateur Olympic competitor I loved criticism, because it made me better. But now as a professional I don't really know how to channel it or where to take it, so I don't take it quite as well.

Tags: Loved, Quite  ✍ Author: Scott Hamilton

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.

Tags: Avoid  ✍ Author: Elbert Hubbard

I like criticism. It makes you strong.

Tags: Makes, Strong  ✍ Author: LeBron James

A lot of food criticism has a similar flavor to it, and I'm probably going to write about it in a different way.

Tags: Food, Write  ✍ Author: Alex Kapranos

I'm tired of being hunted all over. I can't go anywhere without criticism.

Tags: Anywhere, Tired  ✍ Author: Bela Karolyi

The only criticism heard with any frequency of Elton John's first American album, 'Elton John,' was that the production was too grandiose. The melodies were superb, and lyrics frequently very good, and the performances flawless.

Tags: American, Good  ✍ Author: Jon Landau

Criticism is always easier than constructive solutions.

Tags: Easier, Solutions  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized.

Tags: Lies, Strength  ✍ Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide an intellectually satisfying alternative to German biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.

Tags: Liberal, Studies  ✍ Author: John Gresham Machen

I don't think the United States has done anything whatsoever to merit any criticism by the British.

Tags: Done, United  ✍ Author: John Mahoney

Marilyn Manson is a criticism of gimmickry, while being itself a gimmick.

Tags: Gimmick, While  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.

Tags: Ask, Praise  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

Tags: Plausible, Prejudice  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

Criticism is the art of appraising others at one's own value.

Tags: Art, Others  ✍ Author: George Jean Nathan

Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen.

Tags: Art, Darkness  ✍ Author: George Jean Nathan

I like to not care that much about criticism, but I do care about it.

Tags: Care  ✍ Author: Jack Nicholson

I despise the phony, fancy-pants rhetoric of professors aping jargon-filled European locutions - which have blighted academic film criticism for over 30 years.

Tags: Film, Phony  ✍ Author: Camille Paglia

Fascist movements kill off their critics, literally or metaphorically, while democratic movements value, invite and even welcome criticism.

Tags: Off, While  ✍ Author: Lilli Palmer

Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it's really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a bad review, it's really crushing for ten minutes. Either way, you go on.

Tags: Bad, Great  ✍ Author: Ann Patchett

Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what might otherwise pass unregarded by us.

Tags: Help, May  ✍ Author: Walter Pater

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.

Tags: Rather, Trouble  ✍ Author: Norman Vincent Peale

In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.

Tags: Friend, Purpose  ✍ Author: Edgar Allan Poe

While criticism of Israel is legitimate and justifiable, it cannot be an excuse - in any way, shape or form - for anti-Semitism.

Tags: Cannot, While  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan

For years Don Imus was just - boy, he was merciless in his criticism of me. Maybe it was justified, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt.

Tags: Hurt, Mean  ✍ Author: Dan Rather

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.

Tags: American, Public  ✍ Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

Tags: Fury, Themselves  ✍ Author: Bertrand Russell

Despite a decade of criticism and budget cuts, the specialised UN agencies have far more expertise and hands-on experience than any other organisations in the world.

Tags: Experience, Far  ✍ Author: Jeffrey Sachs

In 1998, Artnet was the site that convinced me that if my writing didn't exist online, it didn't exist at all. It showed me criticism's future.

Tags: Future, Writing  ✍ Author: Jerry Saltz

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.

Tags: Change, Interest  ✍ Author: Paul Samuelson

The supposed inferiority of a constructed language to a national one on the score of richness of connotation is, of course, no criticism of the idea of a constructed language.

Tags: Idea, Language  ✍ Author: Edward Sapir

This issue, if not addressed, leaves any President, including George Bush, open to the criticism that they are essentially ignoring the destruction of the nation and I believe that with all my heart.

Tags: Heart, Nation  ✍ Author: Tom Tancredo

There is no just and serene criticism as yet.

Tags: Serene  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.

Tags: Art, Life  ✍ Author: Harry S. Truman

You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.

Tags: Either, Weakness  ✍ Author: John Wooden

You have to laugh, you have to be able to take criticism.

Tags: Able, Laugh  ✍ Author: Tina Yothers

Fox News is nothing if not impressive. No matter how harsh the criticism it endures, the network somehow always manages to prove itself even worse than we had previously imagined.

Tags: Impressive, Matter  ✍ Author: Eric Alterman

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.

Tags: Condition, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.

Tags: Action, Self  ✍ Author: Kingsley Amis

How do I respond to criticism? Critically. I listen to all criticism critically.

Tags: Listen, Respond  ✍ Author: Paul Thomas Anderson

I believe in criticism.

 ✍ Author: Paul Anka

Maybe it's legitimate criticism, though it can be hurtful. Maybe I haven't paid sufficient attention to the people with whom I would have a natural affinity as a liberal, and they feel let down by that.

Tags: Attention, Though  ✍ Author: Paddy Ashdown

Give no time to finding fault of criticism.

Tags: Give, Time  ✍ Author: Marvin J. Ashton

To love without criticism is to be betrayed.

Tags: Betrayed, Love  ✍ Author: Djuna Barnes

It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.

Tags: Art, Born  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn't like blue.

Tags: She, Woman  ✍ Author: Cecil Beaton

People react to criticism in different ways, and my way is definitely to come out fighting.

Tags: Fighting, Ways  ✍ Author: David Beckham

The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.

Tags: Art, Fashion  ✍ Author: Walter Benjamin

Anytime you put a movie out it's subject to such scrutiny and such criticism.

Tags: Movie, Put  ✍ Author: Halle Berry

I take it for what it is, and sometimes the criticism is actually useful and constructive and actually informs what I do, but most of the time, it's sort of mindless, or they're receiving something on a different frequency than I was sending it.

Tags: Sometimes, Time  ✍ Author: Michael Ian Black

Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin.

Tags: Goes, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Harold Bloom

I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.

Tags: Exist, Literature  ✍ Author: Harold Bloom

I know how to make decisions and stand up to the criticism every day.

Tags: Decisions, Stand  ✍ Author: Michael Bloomberg

I was not used to criticism.

Tags: Used  ✍ Author: Terry Bradshaw

There is more criticism of puritanism, and more distance from Christian morality, than there has been before.

Tags: Christian, Morality  ✍ Author: Susie Bright

The truth is that the more responsible the media outlet, the more responsive they are to constructive criticism.

Tags: Media, Truth  ✍ Author: David Brock

Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.

Tags: Silence, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Charles Buxton

The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.

Tags: Good, Rule  ✍ Author: Charles Buxton

Criticism of a policy is welcome. But in the garb of criticizing a policy, if you allege that the policy was made for corrupt purposes, I reject it.

Tags: Corrupt, Welcome  ✍ Author: P. Chidambaram

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism, or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable or which do not command our approval.

Tags: Fair, Mean  ✍ Author: Bainbridge Colby

Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.

Tags: Flower, Personal  ✍ Author: Joseph Conrad

Compliments and criticism are all ultimately based on some form of projection.

Tags: Based, Projection  ✍ Author: Billy Corgan

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.

Tags: Love, Praise  ✍ Author: Noel Coward

The important thing to me is that I'm not driven by people's praise and I'm not slowed down by people's criticism. I'm just trying to work at the highest level I can.

Tags: Trying, Work  ✍ Author: Russell Crowe

If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that.

Tags: Correct, Social  ✍ Author: John Cusack

I've been online doing all kinds of research and that seems to be the constant criticism, that Aibileen's accent was just too thick. And for me, I don't want anything to distract from the character.

Tags: Character, Research  ✍ Author: Viola Davis

You know, I always think of myself as sort of ready for every criticism.

Tags: Ready  ✍ Author: Lena Dunham

I'm easy to work with, not a pushover, but I respond to criticism and find it inspiring.

Tags: Easy, Work  ✍ Author: Ben Elton

Criticism is part of being in the marketplace. If you can't take a bit of criticism, you shouldn't bother publishing a book.

Tags: Bit, Book  ✍ Author: Tibor Fischer

Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy.

Tags: American, Understand  ✍ Author: Brendan Fraser

The use of criticism, in periodical writing, is to sift, not to stamp a work.

Tags: Work, Writing  ✍ Author: Margaret Fuller

When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press. And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that.

Tags: Good, Start  ✍ Author: Carlos Ghosn

You are never really prepared for criticism.

Tags: Prepared  ✍ Author: Barry Gibb

It's often the case that successful people invite criticism.

Tags: Often, Successful  ✍ Author: Michael Gove

I don't judge people. I don't even judge people on 'The Voice.' I'm a coach. I'm there for constructive criticism and to aid and abet and discover new talent.

Tags: Judge, Talent  ✍ Author: Cee Lo Green

Obviously there will be a backlash. If you believe the hype you have to believe a backlash too. Any criticism we get, is always stuff we've already criticised ourselves.

Tags: Ourselves, Stuff  ✍ Author: Jonny Greenwood

To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.

Tags: Modesty, Test  ✍ Author: Franz Grillparzer

It is a barren kind of criticism which tells you what a thing is not.

Tags: Barren, Tells  ✍ Author: Alfred Whitney Griswold

The world of scholarship is much more measured in its appreciation and also its criticism than the world of popular literature.

Tags: Literature, Popular  ✍ Author: Tom Harkin

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