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The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Your harshest critic is always going to be yourself. Don't ignore that critic but don't give it more attention than it deserves.
Michael Ian Black
I don't listen to what art critics say. I don't know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.
I work early in the morning, before my nasty critic gets up - he rises about noon. By then, I've put in much of a day's work.
Virginia Euwer Wolff
I'm my worst critic, and I like the fact that I can listen to myself now and make fun of myself, listen, make changes - 'Oh, man, that's messed up. Okay, I need to work on that; I need to work on this.'
Mary J. Blige
Be a doer and not a critic.
To be a fashion critic is easy because you just say, 'I love it, I hate it,' but life is more than love and hate.
The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.
Edgar Allan Poe
A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.
It's hard when you read an article saying bad things about you. It is as if someone is sticking a knife on your heart. But I am the harshest critic of my work.
One of the nicest things I ever read about our show was that a critic felt 'Boardwalk Empire' could be the beginning of the blur between television and cinema, because the production values are so high and the storytelling is so compelling.
To me, a critic is some loser who has no idea... someone with an opinion. We all have opinions. No offense, but what makes them dictate what is cool and what is not.
When I look back, I don't have regrets. In the moment I am really, really hard on myself, I'm definitely my own worst critic and can be my own worst enemy, and I'm trying very hard not to be that.
Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
Good critical writing is measured by the perception and evaluation of the subject; bad critical writing by the necessity of maintaining the professional standing of the critic.
For me, it's easier to like more things than to dislike them; I'm not a critic in that sense. I find it easier to like more, to be more open and enjoy more things, which has given me more opportunities.
Time is the only critic without ambition.
I'm probably my biggest critic. I worry that if you spend any quality time reveling in good things then karma will slap you upside the head, so I try to stay as even keel as I'm able.
Neil Patrick Harris
A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
I was an awful critic. I operated on the assumption that there was an absolute scale of values against which art could be measured. I didn't trust my own subjective responses.
Melissa McCarthy just opened this new movie, 'Identity Thief,' and Rex Reed, who's a known critic, wrote a scathing commentary on her weight. I think that weight designation is one of the last frontiers of bullying. I don't know what the right 'ism' for it is, but I think that there's a level of that that's happening that's certainly not okay.
A critic should be taught to criticise a work of art without making any reference to the personality of the author.
I became a film director, but I wasn't successful with my first couple of films, so I had to turn to becoming a film critic to make a living.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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