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If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it
Criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
We might remind ourselves that criticism is as inevitable as breathing, and that we should be none the worse for articulating what passes in our minds when we read a book and feel an emotion about it, for criticizing our own minds in their work of cr
Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.
Literary criticism can be no more than a reasoned account of the feeling produced upon the critic by the book he is criticizing. Criticism can never be a science: it is, in the first place, much too personal, and in the second, it is concerned with values that science ignores. The touchstone is emotion, not reason. We judge a work of art by its effect on our sincere and vital emotion, and nothing else. All the critical twiddle-twaddle about style and form, all this pseudoscientific classifying and analyzing of books in an imitation-botanical fashion, is mere impertinence and mostly dull jargon.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.
Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
Edgar Watson Howe
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P Jones
They afterwards took me to a dancing saloon where I saw the only rational method of art criticism I have ever come across. Over the piano was printed a notice- 'Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.'
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