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Neither praise or blame is the object of true criticism. Justly to discriminate, firmly to establish, wisely to prescribe, and honestly to award. These are the true aims and duties of criticism. William Gilmore Simms#Criticism 64
William Gilmore Simms#Criticism 64
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants. Walter Winchell#Criticism 63
Walter Winchell#Criticism 63
It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism. Source Unknown#Criticism 63
Source Unknown#Criticism 63
Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever. George Orwell#Criticism 63
George Orwell#Criticism 63
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at. Source Unknown#Criticism 63
Not even the most powerful organs of the press, including Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times, can discover a new artist or certify his work and make it stick. They can only bring you the scores. Thomas Wolfe#Criticism 62
Thomas Wolfe#Criticism 62
It is wrong to be harsh with the New York critics, unless one admits in the same breath that it is a condition of their existence that they should write entertainingly about something which is rarely worth writing about at all. Raymond Chandler#Criticism 62
Raymond Chandler#Criticism 62
If you are ever called upon to chasten a person never chasten beyond the balm you have within you to bind up. Brigham Young#Criticism 61
Brigham Young#Criticism 61
The pleasure of criticism deprives us of that of being deeply moved by beautiful things. Jean de La Bruyère#Criticism 61
Jean de La Bruyère#Criticism 61
Abuse if you slight it, will gradually die away; but if you show yourself irritated, you will be thought to have deserved it. Tacitus#Criticism 61
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