Category Archives: CRITICISM

If I don’t practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it. Jascha Heifetz

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“Criticism does not disturb me, for I am my own severest critic. Always in my playing I strive to surpass myself, and it is this constant struggle that makes music fascinating to me.”

– Jascha Heifetz

Reprove your friends in secret, praise them openly.

Publilius Syrus

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“Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are – chaff and grain together – certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.” —Dinah Craik

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We live on the circumference of a hollow circle. We draw the circumference, like spiders, out of ourselves: it is all criticism of criticism.”

― Laura Riding Jackson, Anarchism Is Not Enough

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“IF – and this is the greatest of them all – I had the courage to see myself as I really am, I would find out what is wrong with me, and correct it, then I might have a chance to profit by my mistakes and learn something from the experience of others,for I know that there is something WRONG with me, or I would now be where I WOULD HAVE BEEN IF I had spent more time analyzing my weaknesses, and less time building alibis to cover them.”
― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

But better to be hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie. Khaled Hosseini

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“Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it soothes their worries, and finally it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues. Such people are convinced that the doors of heaven will be opened only to poor wretches like themselves who go through life without leaving any trace but their threadbare attempts to belittle others and to exclude – and destroy if possible – those who, by the simple fact of their existence, show up their own poorness of spirit, mind, and guts. Blessed be the one at whom the fools bark, because his soul will never belong to them.”

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

Handling criticism: if it’s untrue, disregard it. If it’s unfair, keep from irritation. If it’s ignorant, smile. If it’s justified, learn from it.

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If you criticise a fine genius, the odds are that you are out of your reckoning, and instead of the poet, are censuring your own caricature of him.  Emerson

FREDERICK LOCKER. IS IT TO KINDEST FRIEND I SEND THIS NOSEGAY GATHERED NEW? OR IS IT MORE TO CRITIC SURE, TO SINGER CLEAR AND TRUE? I KNOW NOT WHICH, INDEED, NOR NEED. ALL THREE I FOUND IN YOU.

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Intimacy Starts With Self.

Joy Dionne Johnson

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As the cat takes its young one which is unable to crawl and carries it, (so God takes the helpless and carries him, till he learns to cling to God as the young monkey clings to its mother).

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WILEY PARK GIRLS DANCE 1967

To peal twenty-four skins off a fresh onion (is very difficult.) Said of one clever in criticisms. Old people say this about young people who are hypercritical.

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