Keyword: Criticism

Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it's because I'm not a bitch; maybe that's why Miss Crawford always plays ladies.

(1908 – 1989) American actress of film, television & theater

The triumph of sugar over diabetes.

(1882 – 1958) drama critic, editor

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

When your head is in the bear's mouth, it is not the time to be smacking him on the nose.

To have not shot his friend in the face would have sent a message to the quail that America is weak.

(1962 – ) American political satirist, writer, television host & comedian

She needs open-heart surgery, and they should go in through her feet.

(1935 – ) British actress, singer & author

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.

A satirist is a man who discovers unpleasant things about himself and then says them about other people.

(1924 – ) Canadian writer

If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.

(1925 – 2007) humorist & columnist

He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.

(1720 – 1777) British dramatist, actor & theatre manager

The gods bestowed on Max [Beerbohm] the gift of perpetual old age.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

A good review is considered nepotism; a bad one professional jealousy.

A critic is a legless man who teaches running.

(1880 – 1946) American playwright, critic & writer

Every English poet should master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them.

(1895 – 1985) British author & classical scholar

I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, “I wanna grow up and be a critic.”

(1940 – 2005) comedian & movie actor

Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner is a first-and-ten capitalist in a bunt-and-run world.

American sportswriter

I doubt that art needed [John] Ruskin any more than a moving train needs one of its passengers to shove it.

(1937 – ) British playwright & screenwriter

A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.

(1887 – 1964) English biographer, critic, novelist & poet

A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car.

(1927 – 1980) English theatre critic & writer

Critics are eunuchs at a gang bang.

(1896 – 1996) comedian, actor & entertainer

The ‘g’ is silent… the only thing about her that is.

(1959 – ) English writer & columnist

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