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.
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
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.
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.
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do. But it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.
The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.
There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.
Association with my pupils has kept me young in my work. Criticism of their work has kept my own point of view clear.
That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism, or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable or which do not command our approval.
I mean no film is beyond criticism, but I think we've made a very modest movie.
Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.
A good review from the critics is just another stay of execution.
I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight. The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest - and not merely a response to U.S. criticism.
Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.
We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unarmed applause.
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.
A film is just like a muffin. You make it. You put it on the table. One person might say, 'Oh, I don't like it.' One might say it's the best muffin ever made. One might say it's an awful muffin. It's hard for me to say. It's for me to make the muffin.
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