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I'm a tough critic on myself.
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.
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.
Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern.
The critic should describe, and not prescribe.
A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant.
If I think I weigh too much, I'll lose weight; if my hair looks stupid, I'll cut it. I guess I'm my harshest critic. I'm not easily satisfied.
Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself and being your own worst critic so to speak.
The critic leaves at curtain fall To find, in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play at all For starting to review it.
E. B. White
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.
More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.
No film critic's going to say it, but 'Madagascar 3' is better than 'The Artist.'
Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of the critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
D. H. Lawrence
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
A friend is a lot of things, but a critic isn't.
I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'
Horror fans are a particular breed. They analyze films with such detail and expertise that I am reminded of the Canadian literary critic Northrup Frye, who approached literature with similar archetypal analysis.
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
You do not become a critic until it has been completely established to your own satisfaction that you cannot be a poet.
Men whose sense of taste is destroyed by sickness, sometimes think honey sour. A diseased eye does not see many things which do exist, and notes many things which do not exist. The same thing frequently takes place with regard to the force of words, when the critic is inferior to the writer.
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.
I don't often go to curator or artist walk-throughs of exhibitions. For a critic, it feels like cheating. I want to see shows with my own eyes, making my own mistakes, viewing exhibitions the way most of their audience sees them.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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