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I never knew any painter worthy of the name who paid the smallest attention to what a critic says, even in conversation.
Robert Baldwin Ross
The cliche was always that 'everybody's a critic,' but it becomes truer every day. Long before reviews appear in the traditional outlets, you can now usually discover - somewhere in the thickets of the Internet - reactions to shows from people who've seen them in previews.
The lens is the actor's best critic... showing his mind more clearly than on the stage. You can get wonderful cooperation out of the lens if you are true, but God help you if you are not.
I'm a harsh critic, you know? I am.
The Architect is just one of a series of works which examine the confrontation of innocence and experience, illustrating the complex ethics of power that exist between reader and writer, critic and artist, the human and the divine.
Critic's delight: scolding the Mighty Dead.
A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
The critic is genius at one remove; he is not unlike an actor on the stage, and incarnates in his mind, as the actor embodies in his person, another's work; only thus does he understand art, realize it, know it; and having arrived at this, his task is done.
George Edward Woodberry
Now everyone is a critic.
What I think of as a mistake might be something that does really well at the box office, so I'm my own harshest critic - as we all are, really.
I really consider myself a writer, and a writer who is sometimes a social critic. I'm not an ideologue, I don't join a party. I follow along and take notes. Sometimes I throw in my two cents.
Any one who chooses will set up for a literary critic, though he cannot tell us where he went to school, or how much time was spent in his education, and knows nothing about letters at all.
I've always said that an art critic can put aside politics around art.
The key thing is you can be the only person, your own critic.
I'm an entrepreneur first and a wine critic second.
I owe a great deal to Harold Hobson, doyen drama critic of the 'U.K. Sunday Times,' who championed me as Shakespeare's Richard II at the 1969 Edinburgh Festival.
It's funny to be a critic.
Nowadays, a critic has to watch 700, 800 films a year, and I know through experience, being a juror in prestigious film festivals where supposedly the best films are arriving, from twenty films maybe you see two that are good, one that is so-so, and one that is extraordinary. And the other sixteen are terrible.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
My primary ambition is to be a fiction writer... Being a critic wasn't an aspiration of mine.
I feel very lucky I don't have to be a critic.
I'm a novelist, a critic, an essayist - I tend to see politics as a subset of cultures rather than the other way around. It's a human enterprise, a tool or a technology revealing our collective inner self.
In the later books I am much more at home in the use of language to describe things. I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out.
My family is my biggest critic. Since they come from a non-filmi background, they give me an audience's point of view. They have been very supportive of me.
Very often the Group actor is a critic when he's acting and an actor when he's criticizing.
When you're a restaurant critic, you're not home at night, so breakfast became really important for us.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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