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“Sir, it seems that you're are a no better a judge of human beings than you are a specimen of one. Just on a brief inventory I'd say you could use yourself a shave and a better disposition. And lastly, if you don't mind me aspersing your friends... a better class of drinking buddies.”
“I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, 'I wanna grow up and be a critic'.”
“- Josephina: Nothing is ever good enough for you.
- Morf Vandewalt: Well, it's my job. I'm selective. What are you even saying? Toss out taste and standards? Whisper the truth? What a tragic world that would be.”
“Critique is so limiting and emotionally draining.”
“A bad review is better than sinking into the great glut of anonymity.”
“- Henry Wriothesley: We have only Johnson now.
- William Shakespeare: Who laughs at me because I speak no Greek and don't know whether Bohemia has a coast.
- Henry Wriothesley: Oh Christ Will, why do you care what he thinks? You wrote King Lear.”
“There's nothing here about technique! There's nothing in here about structure! There's nothing in here about intentions! It's just a bunch of crappy opinions, backed up by even crappier comparisons... You write a couple of paragraphs and you know what? None of this cost you fuckin' anything! The Fuck! You risk nothing! Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!...” (continue)(continue reading)
“A man becomes a critic when he cannot be an artist, the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier.”
“I'd rather face a tiger any day than the sort of things the critics said about your last book.”
“- Bonnie: Apparently his first two books...
- Lee Simon: They were obliterated. I got the 3 esses: self-indulgent, sophomoric, sollipsistic...”
Don't call the alligator "big mouth" till you cross the river.
“I hate you and everyone you represent. Entitled, selfish, spoiled children. Blissfully untrained, unversed and unprepared to even attempt real art. Handing each other awards for cartoons and pornography. Measuring your worth in weekends? Well this is the theater and you don't get to come in here and pretend you can write, direct and act in your...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Wow. You know... What has to happen in a person's life to become a critic anyway?”
“All critics should be assassinated.”
“Critics have no brains. ”
“I don't need a critic to tell me I'm an actor. I make my own way. Nobody's my boss. Nobody's ever been my boss. ”
“- Rain: Isn't it beneath you as a mature thinker, I mean, to allow your lead character to waste so much of this emotional energy obsessing over this psychotic relationship with a woman that you fantasize as powerfully sexual and inspired when, in fact, she was pitifully sick?
- Gabe: Look, let's stop this right now because I don't need a lecture...” (continue)(continue reading)
“It's great when people appreciate your work, but I don't know how seriously to take it.”
“Women always feel like they're being stared at and judged, and rightfully so.”
“We live in an era now where every episode is reviewed 80 different times on the Internet by periodicals you've never even heard of.”
“You might not of had experienced the shit that I did, but you loved hearing about it, didn't you? You're afraid to be alive, you're afraid to live. You're a conformist. You're a hypocrite. You're a liar. I opened up to you and you judged me!”
“[Critics] could not forgive Jane Fonda for doing fluff, like she had to do something with mucho gravitas.”