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The English can be a very critical, unforgiving people, but criticism can be good. And this is a country that loves comedy.
Sometimes we have criticism that is very constructive.
I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure.
If we are to have such a discipline we must have standards, and to get our standards under existing conditions we must have criticism.
When it is about technology, there is this tendency to just reject all criticism as being anti-technological and anti-modern. I think this is very unhealthy.
One of the things that upset me was some of the criticism leveled at Simon and Garfunkel. I always took exception to it, but actually I agree with a lot of it.
We're all generous, but with different things, like time, money, talent - criticism.
Frank A. Clark
Do I take criticism of Starbucks personally? Of course I do.
I think the criticism that I take to heart is from other writers that I respect.
I'm a judge. It seemed to me that it was critical to try to take action to stem the criticism and help people understand that in the constitutional framework, it's terribly important not to have a system of retaliation against decisions people don't like.
Sandra Day O'Connor
I do see value in music criticism. Most of the criticism I have received over the years has been very good.
Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government.
Political criticism is our enemies' best friend.
Philosophical theories or ideas, as points of view, instruments of criticism, may help us to gather up what might otherwise pass unregarded by us.
Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.
Any criticism of Thatcher throws a dangerously absurd light on the entire machinery of British politics. Thatcher's name must be protected, not because of all the wrong that she had done, but because the people around her allowed her to do it.
My music appeals in America. There is less of the purist criticism I get here. And to be a hit in the U.S... what singer doesn't have that dream?
Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.
I have moments of weakness, but mostly I brush the criticism off... Who cares if I'm not a size zero? I don't want to be. I love my body; I'm healthy, I work out.
Honest criticism, I suppose, has its place. But honest writing is infinitely more valuable.
It's everywhere, constant criticism of women's appearance in magazines and online. It's not easy to navigate.
Somehow I took whatever criticism there was very much to heart.
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
But I honestly don't read critics. My dad reads absolutely everything ever written about me. He calls me up to read ecstatic reviews, but I always insist that I can't hear them. If you give value to the good reviews, you have to give value to the criticism.
Why shouldn't rap be esoteric, able to take in current events, history and criticism? I guess it's this old idea of containment - that rappers, because they're black, can't and shouldn't aspire to look outside the ghetto for influence.
It's often the case that successful people invite criticism.
When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press. And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that.
Criticism is, for me, like essay writing, a wonderful way of relaxation; it doesn't require a heightened and mediated voice, like prose fiction, but rather a calm, rational, even conversational voice.
Joyce Carol Oates
Theater really gets damaged when there is a paucity of good criticism around.
Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people. That's not a criticism; they're passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that's why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA.
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