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It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
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'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
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.
Time is the only critic without ambition.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
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 critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded.
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'm a huge supporter of animal rights - and I've been an outspoken critic of the cruelties routinely inflicted on livestock at factory farms. But it really bothers me that the mistreatment of pigs and chickens and cows seems to attract a lot more attention and spark a lot more outrage than the abuse of immigrant workers.
Be a doer and not a critic.
A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
I don't need a critic to tell me I'm an actor. I make my own way. Nobody's my boss. Nobody's ever been my boss.
Stop being a critic and be a light; don't be a judge, be a model. I think we are far too critical. I think the best way to correct behavior is to accentuate and affirm positive behavior and to ignore negative behavior. Generally speaking, there is a time to correct, of course; but my biggest advice would be, 'Affirm your child.'
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.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself and being your own worst critic so to speak.
I am a great admirer of other actors, but I never compete with other actors. I always compete with what I did last, and I'm my own most vicious critic. So I'm always trying to do it better.
I'm my own worst critic, and if I don't pull off what I think I wanted to do in my head, then I won't be a happy girl.
No critic writing about a film could say more than the film itself, although they do their best to make us think the oppposite.
With AC/DC, we've always started with rock, and we've just kept it going. The critic's view is always , 'They just made an album and it's the same as the last one.' I'll have fifteen of them, anytime.
The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.
Edgar Allan Poe
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
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