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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #critic

When art critics get together they talk about Form and Structure and Meaning. When artists get together they talk about where you can buy cheap turpentine.

Pablo Picasso

#criticism #art

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Flannery O'Connor

#humor #writing #humor

In theory it was, around now, Literature. Susan hated Literature. She'd much prefer to read a good book.

Terry Pratchett

#literary-criticism #humor

She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.

Dorothy Parker

#classic-insult #drama-critic #humor #katharine-hepburn #humor

Hell, I suppose if you stick around long enough they have to say something nice about you.

Ava Gardner

#critics #humor #humor

Generally I don't care about what people say. I have to be clear with myself. When everything goes well, people celebrate you, when you make mistakes people criticize you.

Sebastian Vettel

#care #celebrate #clear #criticize #everything

Don't criticize me while I criticize other people.

Stephen Proskauer

#humor #humor

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.

Oscar Wilde

#critic #educate #public

Authors are far closer to the truths enfolded in mystery than ordinary people, because of that very audacity of imagination which irritates their plodding critics. As only those who dare to make mistakes succeed greatly, only those who shake free the wings of their imagination brush, once in a way, the secrets of the great pale world. If such writers go wrong, it is not for the mere brains to tell them so

Gertrude Atherton

#critics #imagination #writers #imagination

Whether he chooses a 'scholarly' or a 'popular' edition the modern reader is likely to have his judgement influenced in advance. Almost invariably he will be offered an assisted passage. Footnotes, Forewords, Afterwords serve notice that a given text is intellectually taxing—that he is likely to need help. Such apparatus is likely to be a positive disincentive to casual reading. But a cheaper edition may offer interference of another kind. Reminders, in words or pictures, of Julie Christie's Bathsheba Everdene or Michael York's Pip can perhaps create a beguiling sense of accessibility. But they may also pre-empt the imaginative responses of the reader.

Ian Gregor


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