Popular Quotes and Sayings about Criticism

Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself. ~Jane Wagner

To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ~Elbert Hubbard

Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic! ~Jean Sibelius

Ahhh. A man with a sharp wit. Someone ought to take it away from him before he cuts himself. ~Peter da Silva

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. ~B. F. Skinner

We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating. ~Harold Rosenberg

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. ~Dale Carnegie

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. ~W. Somerset Maugham

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. ~Thomas Jefferson

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. ~Franklin P. Jones

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae. ~Kurt Vonnegut

Exit, pursued by a bear. ~William Shakespeare