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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.
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.
Technique is really personality. That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the aesthetic critic can understand it.
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.
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
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.
If I wasn't a film-maker, I'd be a film critic. It's the only thing I'd be qualified to do.
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'm my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist.
I don't know anyone actually who does care what a critic says.
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.
For the critic, the author does not exist; only a certain number of writings exist.
I'm a very vicious critic of myself.
Also, many consumers consider a critic to be like God Almighty.
Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.
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.
I never met anybody in my life who says, I want to be a critic. People want to be a fireman, poet, novelist.
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.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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