Favorite Quotations ~† Critics & Criticism Monsters & Critics

"Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck. ~ Eli Wallach

Georgia O'Keeffe

I get out my work and have a show for myself before I have it publicly. I make up my own mind about it--how good or bad or indifferent it is. After that, the critics can write what they please. I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise. ~ Noel Coward, Book of Poisonous Quotes

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. ~ >Donald Rumsfeld

People who ask for your criticism want only praise. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

You may abuse a tragedy, though you cannot write one. You may scold a carpenter who has made you a bad table, though you cannot make a table. It is not your trade to make tables. ~ Samuel Johnson

I never read anything concerning my work. I feel that criticism is a letter to the public which the author, since it is not directed to him, does not have to open and read. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Critics can't even make music by rubbing their back legs together. ~ Mel Brooks

Critics kind never mind! Critics flatter no matter! Critics blame all the same! Do your best damn the rest! ~ Arthur Conan Doyle

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ~ Elbert Hubbard

We donít criticize. Criticism is an enemy. Youíve got to make loving, positive suggestions. ~ Dorothy Sarnoff

The critics are generally wrong, or theyíre fifteen, twenty years late. Itís a great shame. They miss out on a lot. ~ Ray Bradbury, Paris Review, 2010

People have always put down what they do not relate to. Use this as an opportunity to love unconditionally! ~ Dave Markowitz, Healing with Source

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