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Taking Criticism Quotes


"Shout praise and whisper criticism." - Don Meyer

"Not taking criticism of your writing personally is an enormous step towards surviving the studio system." - Robert Ben Garant

"Writing in journalism teaches you to be very comfortable taking criticism, being edited, and rewriting." - Neil Drumming

"Taking constructive criticism from others is required to get to the next level." - Wendy Starland

"Love gives without taking" - Erica Jong

"Criticism is a destroyer of self-worth and esteem." - H. Burke Peterson

"Taking something seriously is more useful than taking it personally." - Alan Robert Neal

"Wise criticism always begins with self-criticism." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Find the grain of truth in criticism-chew it and swallow it." - Don Sutton

"The proof of true love is to be unsparing in criticism." - Moliere

"I hear the criticism loud & clear That is how I know that the time is near" - Nicki Minaj

"Comprehension, inventiveness, direction, and criticism: intelligence is contained in these four words." - Alfred Binet

"One learns to ignore criticism by first learning to ignore applause." - Robert Breault

"Only mediocrity escapes criticism." - John Steinbeck

"Imitation is criticism." - William Blake

"Uninvited criticism is insult." - John L'Heureux

"I love constructive criticism." - Eva Mendes

"Democracy is about criticism." - Danny Glover

"I believe in criticism." - Paul Anka

"Criticism polishes my mirror." - Rumi

"Abortion is the taking of a life." - Mary Calderone

"Autumn is full of leave-taking." - Mary Webb

"What do you say to taking chances?" - Celine Dion

"I really enjoy taking an outdoor shower." - David Duchovny

"Everybody blames the culture without taking responsibility." - James Levine

"I still have nightmares about taking tests." - Caitlyn Jenner

"I was barely in 'Taking Woodstock.'" - Katherine Waterston

"I'm not against taking shots, but I am against taking bad shots." - Henry Iba

"Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking." - Jim Mcmahon

"One thing I've learned: You never know where life is taking you, but it's taking you." - Hilary Swank

"You can't learn to act unless you're criticized. If you tie that criticism to your childhood insecurities you'll have a terrible time. Instead, you must take criticism objectively, pertaining it only to the work being done." - Sanford Meisner

"The criticism of Religion is the beginning of all criticism" - Karl Marx

"The criticism of religion is the basis of all criticism." - Karl Marx

"After long experience of politics, I have never found that there is any inhibition caused by ignorance as regards criticism." - Harold Macmillan

"Mere abuse is no criticism." - P G Wodehouse

"Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship." - Zeuxis

"Worship the spirit of criticism." - Louis Pasteur

"Dare to risk public criticism." - Mary Kay Ash

"Criticism is prejudice made plausible." - H L Mencken

"I don't know but a book in a man's brain is better off than a book bound in calf-at any rate it is safer from criticism. And taking a book off the brain, is akin to the ticklish & dangerous business of taking an old painting off a panel-you have to scrape off the whole brain in order to get at it with due safety-& even then, the painting may not be worth the trouble." - Herman Melville

"After illuminating the work of Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Louise Bourgeois, Balthus, and other modern artists, Mieke Bal again demonstrates her extraordinary flair for cultural criticism in taking on the work of Doris Salcedo, exploring the philosophical and aesthetic stakes of this committed political art and the relation between beauty, violence, and memory. A tour de force." - Jonathan Culler

"In general, the best advice I can give people is to take criticism seriously, apologize for anything you have done wrong, and pull back from conflict. Of course, if you are right on a content matter, you should press forward in the interest of quality, but conflict often has a way of taking on a life of its own, unfortunately." - Jimmy Wales

"When people criticize our work, whether that work is a spreadsheet, a coffee, or our children, we take it very personally as if they were attacking us. This response shows how instead of taking criticism in ways that help us in our work, we become easily defensive and negative." - David Kim

"When I looked at the state of women's MMA, what I saw was that it was missing rivalries or anything theatrical about it. Everybody was trying to be Miss America, unwilling to go under any kind of criticism, and taking the safe answers. I thought I needed to do whatever I could to get attention." - Ronda Rousey

"Could you imagine me and the roasters taking on the GOP field? It would be the greatest show ever. Prove that you can take a joke. Prove that you're a man or woman of the people. Prove that you're not above criticism even in the form of a backhanded compliment." - Jeff Ross

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Sport, like all of life, is about taking your chances." - Roger Bannister

"What hurts people a lot is taking humiliation." - Robert Wyatt

"We Galvins define leadership as 'taking people elsewhere.'" - Christopher Galvin

"I hate taking myself seriously. It drives me crazy!" - Liana Liberato

"I'm on the verge of taking a stand." - Tom Hollander

"Taking a life, is not worth getting life in prison." - Anthony Liccione

"Resource efficiency - it's about only taking what we need" - Hilary Benn

"Taking a new step. . .is what people fear most." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The trick isn't adding stuff, it's taking away." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Empathizing with someone's 'no' protects us from taking it personally." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Whatever your dreams are, start taking them very, very seriously." - Barbara Sher

"Caring about someone doesn't mean taking care of them." - Amy Harmon

"Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts." - Roger Staubach

"Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon." - John D Rockefeller

"Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously." - Donna Haraway

"Service is taking action to create value for someone else." - Ron Kaufman

"Taking me seriously is a big mistake. I certainly wouldn't." - Ani Difranco

"I'm nervous when taking part in any movie." - Jamie Campbell Bower

"I'm not semi-retired, I'm just taking it easy." - Craig Washington

"I'm just taking one match at a time." - Caroline Wozniacki

"I get fit taking my bike out in the woods." - Juan Pablo Montoya

"Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking. Loving might be a mistake. but its worth making" - Reba Mcentire

"Taking a job for the cash is not as important as taking a job for the joy." - Simon Sinek

"Football is multigenerational. It used to be about fathers taking their sons. Now we're taking our daughters, too." - Steve Tisch

"Giving importance to what we think because we thought it, taking our own selves not only (to quote the Greek philosopher) as the measure of all things but as their norm or standard, we create in ourselves, if not an interpretation, at least a criticism of the universe, which we don't even know and therefore cannot criticize. The giddiest, most weak-minded of us then promote that criticism to an interpretation that's superimposed, like a hallucination; induced rather than deduced. It's a hallucination in the strict sense, being an illusion based on something only dimly seen." - Fernando Pessoa

"People who avoid all criticism fail. It's destructive criticism we need to avoid, not criticism in all forms." - Tim Ferriss

"People who avoid all criticism fail. It's destructive criticism we need to avoid, not criticism in all forms." - Timothy Ferriss

"A man needs self-acceptance or he can't live with himself; he needs self-criticism or others can't live with him." - James Pike

"To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility - these are marks of maturity and graciousness." - William Arthur Ward

"You have to remain cool under fire and let criticism roll off you. Good leaders handle conflict easily and bad ones are eaten up by it." - Donald Trump

"As a leader, you will receive a large amount of praise and criticism and you should not unduly affected by either." - John Wooden

"Criticism is the price of ambition." - Robin S. Sharma

"Criticism is the fountainhead of control." - Susan Forward

"Criticism comes to those who stand out." - Seth Godin

"Stupid criticism and still more stupid praise." - Giuseppe Verdi

"A healthy person can accept criticism." - Adrian Rogers

"Dissonance cannot be corrected by criticism." - Wilford W. Andersen

"Candor is the brightest gem of criticism." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Criticism should be a casual conversation." - W H Auden

"Political criticism is our enemies best friend." - Bernard Kerik

"Criticism is not construction, it is observation." - George William Curtis

"The price of leadership is criticism." - Albert J. Dunlap

"All criticism is a form of autobiography" - Oscar Wilde

"Criticism is easy; achievement is difficult." - Winston Churchill

"Criticism is okay, encouragement is better!" - Angelo Dundee

"Do not seek praise. Seek criticism." - Paul Arden

"Valid criticism does you a favor." - Carl Sagan

"Criticism is the essence of creation." - Orson Welles

"Artists don't need criticism, artists need love" - Chuck Jones

"With success comes unhelpful criticism - ignore it." - Suze Orman

"I'm not saying I'm impervious to criticism." - Barack Obama

"Criticism? An artist wants praise. Praise." - Virginia Woolf

"I didn't know I got criticism." - Mark Richt

"I've never let the criticism deter me." - Jamaica Kincaid

"Criticism is easy, art is difficult." - Philippe Nericault Destouches

"Criticism is a life without risk." - John Lahr

"I like criticism. It makes you strong." - Lebron James

"Criticism is always easier than constructive solutions." - Jaron Lanier

"Sympathy is the first condition of criticism." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"You are never really prepared for criticism." - Barry Gibb

"Political criticism is our enemies' best friend." - Bernard Kerik

"I was not used to criticism." - Terry Bradshaw

"There is a certain justice in criticism." - Stephen Spender

"I don't take criticism lying down." - William Westmoreland

"Silence is sometimes the severest criticism." - Charles Buxton

"Candour is the brightest gem of criticism." - Isaac D'Israeli

"To silence criticism is to silence freedom." - Sidney Hook

"The most destructive criticism is indifference." - E W Howe

"However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is not a part of me, but a spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it, and that is no more I than it is you. When the lay, it may be the tragedy, of life is over, the spectator goes his way. It was a kind of fiction, a work of the imagination only, so far as he was concerned." - Henry David Thoreau

"There are intellectual vagabonds, to whom the hereditary dwelling-place of their fathers seems too cramped and oppressive for them to be willing to satisfy themselves with the limited space any more: instead of keeping within the limits of a temperate style of thinking, and taking as inviolable truth what furnishes comfort and tranquility to thousands, they overlap all bounds of the traditional and run wild with their imprudent criticism and untamed mania for doubt, these extravagating vagabonds." - Max Stirner

"I know myself as a human entity; the scene, so to speak, or thoughts are affection; and am sensible of certain doubleness by which I can stand as remote from myself as from another. However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is no part of me, but spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it, and that is no more I than it is you." - Henry David Thoreau

"However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is not a part of me, but a spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it, and that is no more I than it is you. When the play, it may be the tragedy, of life is over, the spectator goes his way. It was a kind of fiction, a work of the imagination only, so far as he was concerned." - Henry David Thoreau

"I've been surprised by how little criticism I've got. Harry Potter's been taking all the flak. I'm a great fan of J.K. Rowling, but the people-mainly from America's Bible Belt-who complain that Harry Potter promotes Satanism or witchcraft obviously haven't got enough in their lives. Meanwhile, I've been flying under the radar, saying things that are far more subversive than anything poor old Harry has said. My books are about killing God." - Philip Pullman

"I always wanna be able to fight, I always wanna be able to go left when they tell me to go right, not because I'm being hard-headed, it's just me taking a creative stance. I have no problem with constructive criticism, but, at the same time, I have a problem with doin' the same thing that everybody's doin'. And that's the way I've found a way to survive in the music game." - Pitbull

"I don't have to hear that criticism, that idotic criticism anymore." - Kobe Bryant

"The weapon of criticism can never replace the criticism of weapons." - Karl Marx

"Becoming critical in the face of criticism, only inspires more criticism." - Bill Crawford

"What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Doubt is an element of criticism, and the tendency of criticism is necessarily skeptical." - Benjamin Disraeli

"What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but absence of self-criticism." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"It's an artist's choice to listen to criticism or not. I'm very sensitive to criticism." - Armin Van Buuren

"How do I respond to criticism? Critically. I listen to all criticism critically." - Paul Thomas Anderson

"Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It's a cha-cha." - Robert Breault

"Fashion's about taking chances, it's about taking risks, and just doing it the way you feel comfortable doing it. If you do that, people will respect it more." - Dwyane Wade

"Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It's simply taking God at His Word and taking the next step." - Joni Eareckson Tada

"A politician taking campaign money from gamblers in Nevada is like one taking campaign money from the auto people in Michigan. Gambling is our legal business." - Paul Laxalt

"Taking life seriously requires taking death seriously." - Studs Terkel

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." - Mark Zuckerberg

"Taking away the risk from the financial sector and taking it on to the public shoulders is not the right approach." - Jeroen Dijsselbloem

"I was gutted to leave my boyfriend at home when I started my tour, but taking my pillow was like taking a little bit of him with me." - Amy Winehouse

"Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we're taking on too much, but because we're taking on too little of what really strengthens us." - Marcus Buckingham

"Freedom is like taking a bath: You got to keep doing it every day." - Florynce Kennedy

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"Big up to Flex. Stop taking so much cizock in his mizouth." - Nas

"Getting fit is a political act - you are taking charge of your life." - Jane Fonda

"Golf combines two favorite American pastimes: taking long walks and hitting things with a stick." - P. J. O'Rourke

"By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing." - Richard M. Nixon

"Placing blame on others is easy. Taking responsibility for yourself is empowering." - Tony DiCicco

"The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers." - Brian Tracy

"Courage is nothing more than taking one step more than you think you can." - Holly Lisle

"Concern for someone else was a good remedy for taking the mind off one's own troubles." - Elizabeth Aston

"Taking it easy is often the prelude to backsliding. Comfort precedes collapse." - Vance Havner

"Ive always considered the government taking one out of every two dollars I earn absolute tyranny." - Steven Van Zandt



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