Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
If you're going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can't be politically correct when you do that.
No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government.
All good criticism should be judged the way art is. You shouldn't read it the way you read history or science.
So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere, to sincere criticism.
I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life - to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors.
The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in.
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