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More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.
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.
I went into architecture a little as 'Peck's Bad Boy.' It allowed me to be a critic in a socially condoned way.
The phonograph and kinetoscope may some day seize and perpetuate all save the magnetic touch, but that weird, illusive, indefinable yet wonderfully real power by which the orator subdues may never be caught by science or preserved for the cruel dissecting knife of the critic.
David Josiah Brewer
There is a certain justice in criticism. The critic is like a midwife - a tyrannical midwife.
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.
The key thing is you can be the only person, your own critic.
I've always said that an art critic can put aside politics around art.
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.
It's funny to be a critic.
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.
I'm an entrepreneur first and a wine critic second.
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.
When you're a restaurant critic, you're not home at night, so breakfast became really important for us.
You can be a decent critic if you know about food, but to be a really good one, you need to know about life.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.
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