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The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Be a doer and not a critic.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Time is the only critic without ambition.
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.'
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 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.
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.
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.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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