„The man writes with such genuine passion for the books he's discussing. With so many critics you feel they're writing so people will say they're good critics.“

W. H. Auden, recorded in Alan Ansen (ed. Nicholas Jenkins) The Table Talk of W. H. Auden (London: Faber, 1991) p. 44.
Criticism

Poslední aktualizace 22. května 2020. Historie
William Empson foto
William Empson25
English literary critic and poet 1906 - 1984

Podobné citáty

„You cannot write for children… They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.“

—  Maurice Sendak American illustrator and writer of children's books 1928 - 2012

As quoted in Boston Globe interview (4 January 1987)

Donald J. Trump foto
Walter Bagehot foto

„The reason why so few good books are written is, that so few people that can write know anything.“

—  Walter Bagehot British journalist, businessman, and essayist 1826 - 1877

Shakespeare
Literary Studies (1879)
Kontext: The reason why so few good books are written is, that so few people that can write know anything. In general an author has always lived in a room, has read books, has cultivated science, is acquainted with the style and sentiments of the best authors, but he is out of the way of employing his own eyes and ears. He has nothing to hear and nothing to see. His life is a vacuum.

Jeffrey R. Holland foto
Juan Román Riquelme foto

„They're gonna write that I'm a fag and the people is gonna believe it“

—  Juan Román Riquelme Argentine footballer 1978

After attending to a meeting arranged by criminals from the heavy supporters of Boca Juniors http://www.ellitoral.com/index.php/id_um/58529-manana-van-a-poner-que-riquelme-es-puto-y-voy-a-quedar-que-lo-soy

Orson Scott Card foto
Stevie Wonder foto
Tina Fey foto
George Soros foto

„As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.“

—  George Soros Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930

Interview with Mark Shapiro (2000)
Kontext: It's more difficult, you know, to bring about positive change than it is to make money. It's much easier to make money, because it's a much easier way to measure success — the bottom line. When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task. Why not use an entrepreneurial, rather than a bureaucratic, approach. As long as people genuinely care for the people they're trying to help, they can actually do a lot of good.

Theodore Kaczynski foto
Elaine Paige foto
Donald J. Trump foto

„When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

2010s, 2015, Presidential Bid Announcement (June 16, 2015)
Kontext: When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we're getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They're sending us not the right people. It's coming from more than Mexico. It's coming from all over South and Latin America, and it's coming probably – probably – from the Middle East. But we don't know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don't know what's happening. And it's got to stop and it's got to stop fast.

Prem Rawat foto
Desmond Morris foto
Jonah Goldberg foto

„But, the people who criticized these people were … what? I am so disgusted with people who think free speech is defined as being able to say what you think without being criticized.“

—  Jonah Goldberg American political writer and pundit 1969

In reference to Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks comment at the 49th Grammy Awards that "People are using their freedom of speech tonight [by giving us] all these awards. I'm very humbled."
2000s, 2007, Dissident Chicks (2007)

Sarah Brightman foto

„Sometimes they're grey/green, sometimes they're grey, and some people think they are blue. So, I can't tell you!“

—  Sarah Brightman British soprano, musical theatre actress, and dancer 1960

The Straits Times (Singapore) (2001); on the colour of her eyes.

Michel Foucault foto
Frank Stella foto

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“