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A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
View quotes by Kenneth Tynan

Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!
View quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Itís difficult to see
yourself up on screen without being a critic
View quotes by Devon Aoki

'I'm an owl: you're another. Sir Critic, good day.' And the barber kept on shaving
View quotes by James Thomas Fields

Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been put up to a critic.
View quotes by Jean Sibelius

I wish sir, you would practice this without me. I can't stay dying here all night (The Critic)
View quotes by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good.
View quotes by P G Wodehouse

How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act coloured.
View quotes by Arna Bontemps

I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the ameteur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
View quotes by James McNeil Whistler

You must be a true critic of your own work, there is no point in being sensitive to criticism else you will never get published.
View quotes by Mark Haddon

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.
View quotes by Harold Bloom

The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
View quotes by Kenneth Tynan

A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste (Dinosaurs in the Morning)
View quotes by Whitney Balliett

Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
View quotes by Susan Sontag

More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
View quotes by Simone Weil

I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'
View quotes by Barbra Streisand

A critic is never too severe when he only detects the faults of an author. But he is worse than too severe when, in consequence of this detection, be presumes to place himself on a level with genius
View quotes by Walter Landor

In response to a critic who asked:
'That looks like prose not poetry, what's your distinction?'
William said:
'It's poetry because I say it's poetry.'
View quotes by William Carlos Williams

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.
View quotes by Virginia Woolf

It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done 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; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the best, knows in the end the trimph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, at least falls while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
View quotes by Theodore Roosevelt



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