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I don't feel I've had a decent critic ever on the East coast.
As an actor, I'm my own worst critic, but after awhile, really, when you watch 'Moonrise Kingdom', it's such a fantastic film that you sort of get sucked into the story, and then you kind of forget about everything else.
When I am on E! for the 'Fashion Police,' I only care about being a critic. It loses me many friends.
Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.
You don't need a critic to tell you people aren't laughing.
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
If I wasn't a film-maker, I'd be a film critic. It's the only thing I'd be qualified to do.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.
I know as a critic I'm required to have a well-armored heart. I must be a cynical wise guy to show my great sophistication. No pushover, me.
I don't know anyone actually who does care what a critic says.
I'm my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist.
I maintain that two and two would continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Also, many consumers consider a critic to be like God Almighty.
A career public speaker is not what I'm called to be. I'm called to be a critic.
Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.
I'm a very vicious critic of myself.
I never met anybody in my life who says, I want to be a critic. People want to be a fireman, poet, novelist.
I've been a critic of the antiglobalization movement, and they've been a critic of me, but the one thing I respect about the movement is their authentic energy. These are not people who don't care about the world.
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
Sometimes it occurs to me that the job of a serious cultural critic mostly consists in telling the generality of people that their opinions - on films, on books, on all manner of widgets, gadgets and even the latest electronic fidgets - simply aren't up to scratch.
The critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
I operate with this sense of needing to live up to what I am asking of people. I am, by far, my own worst critic.
Columbia was a wonderful label for me. Wonderful. The records I made there garnered me an audience. I won a number of polls during the years that I was at Columbia. The Downbeat Jazz Poll. Leonard Feather, who was a huge critic back in the day, different polls that he had. The Playboy poll, a number of polls. So the music was great.
I cannot watch my own dailies, ever. I'm my worst critic. It distracts me. I can watch it when it's done, but I'm not the girl that wants to run back and look at the performance.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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