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Quotes about Criticism

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Dorothy Parker
(1893 - 1967)
Tonstant Weader fwowed up.
- (review of "Whinnie the Pooh" in her column Constant Reader)
Dorothy Parker
(1893 - 1967)
The House Beautiful, is the play lousy.
Franklin P. Adams
(1881 - 1960)
I am easily influenced. Compared to me a weather vane is Gibralter
Franklin P. JonesHonest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
George Bernard Shaw
(1856 - 1950)
If you will only take the precaution to go in long enough after it commences and to come out long enough before it is over, you will not find it wearisome.
H. L. Mencken
(1880 - 1956)
Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
Ian ShoalesWhen I saw "Annie" (at a date's insistance) I had to hit myself on the had afterward with a small hammer to get the stupid "Tomorrow" song out of my head.
The Covert Comic
(~1958 - )
Before you criticize a baby, crawl a mile in its diaper.
W. Somerset MaughamPeople ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
Winston ChurchillI have benefited greatly from criticism, and at no time have I suffered from a lack thereof.
Winston ChurchillWhen I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
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