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1. "Praise and criticism seem to me to operate exactly on the same level. If you get a great review, it's really thrilling for about ten minutes. If you get a bad review, it's really crushing for ten minutes. Either way, you go on."
Author: Ann Patchett
2. "People try so hard to believe in leaders now, pitifully hard But we no sooner get a popular reformer or politician or soldier or writer or philosopher- a Roosevelt, a Tolstoy, a Wood, a Shaw, a Nietzsche, than the cross-current of criticism was him away. My lord, no man can stand prominence these days. It's the surest path to obscurity. People get sick of hearing the same name over and over."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. "Is constructive criticism really constructive? Not really. You can't make a child better by pointing out what you think is wrong with him or her. Criticism either crushes spirit or elicits defensiveness. Constructive criticism is an interesting combination of words. "Construct" means "to build." "Criticism" means "to tear down" It creates defiance and anger as well."
Author: H. Norman Wright
4. "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."
Author: Jeff Ross
5. "In order to figure this artmaking stuff out, it's trial and error and experimentation, and takes some time and hard thinking. Putting work out in many forms and stages is an extension of how I see things. I feel the art process is best served when it invites comments and constructive criticism from people."
Author: Jim Goldberg
6. "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."
Author: John Wooden
7. "Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure."
Author: Kingsley Amis
8. "Eventually he'd let the answering machine take over and had hidden in his studio. Where he's hidden all his life. From the monster. He could feel itin their bedroom now. He could feel its tail swishing by him. Feel its hot, fetid breath.All his life he knew if he was quiet enough, small enough, it wouldnn't see him. If he didn't make a fuss, didn't speak up, it wouldn't hear him, wouldn't hurt him. If he was beyond criticism and hid his cruelty with a smile and good deeds, it wouldn't devour him. By now he realized there was no hiding. It would always be there, and always find him. He was the monster."
Author: Louise Penny
9. "We are culturally predisposed to sheltering criticism from criticism; we have enshrined the iconoclast"
Author: Marilynne Robinson
10. "Whatever criticism we may have for Jonah, at least it can be said that Jonah was consistent. This legalistic, over-judgmental, young prophet will consistently proscribe the most severe form of punishment for the guilty--even when the guilty party is himself. The young Jonah hijacks written Torah to condemn everyone--even himself."
Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
11. "What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another person, what you do to another person – you do to you. Give judgment and criticism and you give it to yourself. Give love and appreciation to another person or anything, and you give it to yourself."
Author: Rhonda Byrne
12. "The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country."
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
13. "The writer's role is to menace the public's conscience. He must have a position, a point of view. He must see the arts as a vehicle of social criticism and he must focus on the issues of his time."
Author: Rod Serling
14. "There is more criticism of puritanism, and more distance from Christian morality, than there has been before."
Author: Susie Bright
15. "My criticism is too severe sometimes and that is not good. But why don't you start doing your work unless your leader flies into a rage? It is not that you cannot do it but that you don't want to do it."
Author: Zhu Rongji

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