Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment. It is a criticism.
The only thing I'm allergic to is criticism.
Graham Greene, as I understand it, was quite outspoken in his criticism of American foreign policy.
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.
The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author.
Many years, I would publish four books - an anthology, a book of criticism, a new book of poems, a book of essays.
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish?
The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.
Perhaps it would be better for science, that all criticism should be avowed.
The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.
Despite a decade of criticism and budget cuts, the specialised UN agencies have far more expertise and hands-on experience than any other organisations in the world.
One thing I don't do anymore is read or pay attention to the critical response, which is a bummer because when I started, and when I was in school, I loved to read old film criticism.
Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, - though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, - the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
China and the U.S. are two societies with very different attitudes towards opinion and criticism. In China, I am constantly under surveillance. Even my slightest, most innocuous move can - and often is - censored by Chinese authorities.
So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.
Two cheers for Democracy; one because it admits variety, and two because it permits criticism.
We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism.