"I do think the patriotic thing to do is to critique my country. How else do you make a country better but by pointing out its flaws?"
"My relationship with the journalists who covered the campaign was complicated. I often hid from the critical eye of their cameras and their omnipresent digital recorders, wary of the critique implicit in every captured moment. But I also grew to respect and understand their passion for their work, their love for the journey we were sharing."
"He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest."
"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates."
"Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on."