Critic - Criticism Quotes

I don’t read my reviews. I do die inside when readers at book signings say they do not read history books but they like to read mine. Who brags about a lack of intellectual curiosity?

I’m a very hard critic on myself in everything I do. With loving myself and music and my talent, I’m my worst critic.

It’s like the bigger the star, the bigger the target. You know when you’re—and I’m not being a braggadocio or anything like that—but you know you’re on top when they start throwing arrows at you. Even Jesus was crucified.

Quality film-making is the key. You don’t wanna do films with black casts and directors just for the sake of doing it. Critical acclaim and commercial success is the goal. Also the way we work together as artists; giving to one another and sharing in the work. That’s what a renaissance is: artists who wanna […]

“Full House” was a show that was done for ten-year-olds. The critics hated it. They said terrible, terrible things about it. But it should have been reviewed by ten-year-olds. That’s who it was made for. They loved it.

I can’t evaluate my own movies. I can’t even watch my own movies. I hate talking about them.

The movies from the first half of my career keep being shown as evergreen, from “Stripes” and “Animal House” to “Ghostbusters.” All of them got mediocre reviews. They all sort of got that two star thing. Now they’re all looked at as four star movies!

Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.

Tall trees catch much wind.

He who cannot dance will say: “The drum is bad.”