Quotes of Commentary

“ To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. ”

- Elbert Hubbard

“ I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record. ”

- Henri De Toulouse Lautrec

“ David Lynch came out of it a genius, and I came out of it a fat girl. I'm sorry that the only comment I get about the part is the way I look. ”

- Isabella Rossellini

“ Footnotes, the little dogs yapping at the heels of the text. ”

- William James

“ I've finally learnt how to say, 'No comment'. To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt. ”

- Ben Affleck

“ Suggestions or comments on this site? Send an email - Frank Zappa. ”

- Frank Zappa

“ A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote. ”

- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

“ I like criticism, but it must be my way. ”

- Mark Twain

“ When considering praise or criticism first consider the source. ”

- Jeff Daly

“ Dare to risk public criticism. ”

- Mary Kay Ash

“ I'm not going to comment on that kind of low, guttural politics going on in this state. ”

- Jon Corzine

“ The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art — and, by analogy, our own experience — more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means. ”

- Susan Sontag

“ Any person of average intelligence could write a better commentary than he does. He hasn't covered a story in years. ”

- Liz Trotta on John Chancellor

“ The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ My entire soul is a cry, and all my work is a commentary on that cry. ”

- Nikos Kazantzakis

“ The New Testament is a commentary on the Old Testament, in the light of the new revelation given by Christ and the Holy Spirit. ”

- Gary North

“ I'm in my usual state up here in the commentary box: high tension, heart beating like a trip hammer, whatever that is. ”

- Murray Walker

“ Criticism is prejudice made plausible. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Candor is the brightest gem of criticism. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. ”

- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

“ People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. ”

- W. Somerset Maugham

“ Criticism: that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters. ”

- Joseph Conrad

“ Include me out. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn

“ I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception. ”

- Groucho Marx

“ Comment is free but facts are sacred. ”

- Charles Prestwich Scott

“ Too much of a good thing can be wonderful. ”

- Mae West

“ Sir one more comment like that and I will strangle you with my microphone wire! ”

- Adam Sandler

“ Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well; the chiefest part of which is to observe those excellencies which delight a reasonable reader. ”

- John Dryden

“ You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one. ”

- John Wooden
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