Criticism Quotes

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  1. I am bound by my own definition of criticism : a disinterested endeavour to learn and propagate the best that is known and thought in the world.
    (Matthew Arnold : 1822-1888)

  2. Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions. They pass no criticisms.
    (George Eliot alias Mary Ann Evans : 1819-1880)

  3. People ask you for criticism. But they only want praise.
    (William Somerset Maugham : 1874-1965 : Of Human Bondage)

  4. I didn't get rattled by the criticisms. It is like delivering a baby. Some might say it has a flat nose or big eyes. But you cannot do anything about it and must learn to live with it.
    (Kiran Khalap about criticism of his novel : Halfway Up the Mountain)

  5. Criticism (say, of a book) should flash the torch, not wield the sceptre.
    (Helen Gardner)

  6. Don't supply the rocks that are to be thrown at you.
    (Ray Leblond)

  7. To belittle is to be little.

  8. The man who offers an insult writes it in sand. But for the man who receives it, it is chiselled in bronze.

  9. We sin when we say more than we know for certain and when we say something that needlessly hurts someone.

    Our words, even those we think are insignificant, reveal what is in our heart and will be brought to our attention at the final judgement.

    “... for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement."

    Therefore let us watch our words. Say nothing about a person until it passes the triple test.

    Is it true?
    Is it kind?
    Is it necessary?
    (Matthew - 12 : 36)

  10. It takes a wise person to know what not to say and then not to say it!

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