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Criticism Quotations

Criticism is an important part of writing. It helps us improve and understand what others are seeing that we aren't. If it weren't for criticism, it would be difficult for us to understand what can be done to better our writing and what people want to see out of us. At times, it can be hard to take brutal honesty, but if we want to become better people and better writers, we must take it and work on it. Don't take it as an insult, take it as something that simply can be improved upon with hard work and dedication.

These criticism quotes by famous writers listed below are for all the authors out there.


Bitter is the criticism from which, with the best of wills, we can derive no benefit.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To avoid cricism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Elbert Hubbard
When we speak evil of others, we generally condemn ourselves.
Publius Syrus
What Paul says about Peter tells us more about Paul than about Peter.
Baruch Spinoza
In reproving show no signs of choler.
George Washington
The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.
Arab saying
When criticized, consider the source.
Saying

Examples of Criticism

It's a beautiful, well-constructed facade, but without central heating.
Raymond Bret-Koch
I confess it difficult for me to read certain passages of Jefferson and Paine... without being brought to the edge of tears by their beauty and meaning.
Alvin Toffler
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