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No manager in the world gets good results all the time and you know there's people always ready to have a snipe. In fact I'm my own biggest critic, I really am. Because my own standards are so high, I criticise myself behind the scenes more than perhaps I should, according to people who know me well.
When you're a writer, you hear your internal critic, and that's really hard to get over. And then sometimes you hear critiques from classmates and stuff. But when a book comes out, it's just hundreds of opinions and you have to learn to separate out the ones you want to listen to or figure out many you want to listen to.
As an actor, you're constantly riddled with self-doubt. You are your own worst critic.
The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy - yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible.
My mother and my grandmother are pioneers of Mexican cuisine in this country, so I grew up in the kitchen. My mom, Zarela Martinez, was by far my biggest influence and inspiration - and toughest critic.
How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
I kind of learned that I am way too tough of a critic on myself and that other people are not judging me as harshly as I judge myself, so I need to give myself a break.
I think it's a very old and deep-seated double standard that holds that when a man writes about family and feelings, it's literature with a capital L, but when a woman considers the same topics, it's romance, or a beach book - in short, it's something unworthy of a serious critic's attention.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
For the critic, the author does not exist; only a certain number of writings exist.
A career public speaker is not what I'm called to be. I'm called to be a critic.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
I'm a very vicious critic of myself.
Also, many consumers consider a critic to be like God Almighty.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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