"The strength of criticism lies in the weakness of the thing criticized."
"The German national character is a favorite subject of character experts, probably because the less mature a nation, the more she is an object of criticism and not of history."
"Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar's life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds."
"I listen to them freely and with all the respect merited by their intelligence, their character, their knowledge, reserving always my incontestable right of criticism and censure."
"The trite saying that honesty is the best policy has met with the just criticism that honesty is not policy. The real honest man is honest from conviction of what is right, not from policy."
"Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on."
"The culture of independent film criticism has totally gone down the drain and this seems to come with the territory of the consumer age that we are now living in."
"My favorite laser disk ever was the laser disk for The Graduate, which had a commentary track that wasn't even the filmmakers, it was a professor, some film criticism guy who just happen to be this amazing commentator who went off into the whole theory of comedy."
"The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens."
"People say you should read your criticism because it will make you a better person but it doesn't. It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare."