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critic [ 'kritik] n.批评家,爱挑剔的人

Has anyone ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not. They come out after dark, up to no good.

A good critic is one who narrates the adventures of his mind among masterpieces.

My point is that its central consciousness—its profound understanding of class and gender as shaping influences on people’s lives—owes much to that earlier literary heritage, a heritage that, in general, has not been sufficiently valued by most contemporary literary critics.

Great works are performed not by strengh, but by perseverance.
Samuel Johnson, British writer and critic 
英国作家和评论家约翰逊. S.

Where there is no hope, there can be no endeavor.
Sanuel Johnson, British writer and critic

Between the ideal and the reality, Between the motion and the act, Falls the shadow.
Thomas stearns Eliot,
British Poet and critic

Health is certainly more valuable than money, because it is by health that money is procured.
Samuel Johnson. British writer, critic

The love of beauty is an essential part of all healthy human nature.
John Ruskin, British writer and critic

There is a great difference between exposure of the mind and that of the body.
William Hazlitt, British critic and essayist

Wealth may be an exscellent thing, for it means power. leisure, and liberty.
James Russell Lowell, British plet and critic

Make use of time if you love eternity, yesterday cannot be recalled; tomorrow cannot be assured ;only today is yours, which if you procrastinate, you lose, and which lost is lost forever, One today is worth two tomorrow.
Anatole France, French novelist and critic

Your honesty is not to be based either on religion of policy ,.Both your religion and policy must be based on it.
John Ruskin , UK art critic

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness5 of warning.
James Russell Lowell, British Poet and critic  
英国诗人、批评家洛威尔.J. R . 

Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
R.Lowell James, American poet and critic  
美国诗人、评论家詹姆斯R L  

The more we do , the more we can do ; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
William Hazlitt, British critic and essayist  
英国评论家、散文家哈兹里特. W . 

When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty little package22.
John Ruskin, British writer and critic  
一个只顾自己的人不足以成大器。英国作家、批评家罗斯金. J.

Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us as we grasp them by the handle or blade.
James Russell Lowell, American poetess and critic
美国女诗人、批评家洛威尔J R

The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
James Russell Lowell, American Poetess and critic
美国女诗人、评论家洛威尔J R

A fool always finds a bigger fool to admire him.
Boileau Nicolas, French poet and critic

Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
Willam Hazlitt, British writer and critic

Educaton does not mean teaching people to kow what they do not know ; it means teachng them to behave as they do not behave.
John Ruskin, British art critic 

Example is always more efficacious than precept.
Samuel Johnson, British writer and critic 

iterature is a kind of intellectual light which, like the light of the sun , may sometimes enable us to see what we do not like.
Samuse Johnson, British writer and critic 

The love of beauty is an essential part of all healthy human nature.
John Ruskin, American writer and critic 

批评家 [pī píng jiā] /critic/

评论家 [píng lùn jiā] /critic/reviewer/

What has happened is that people cannot confess fully to their dreams, as easily and openly as once they could, lest they be thought pushing, acquisitive and vulgar.
Instead, we are treated to fine hypocritical spectacles, which now more than ever seem in ample supply: the critic of American materialism with a Southampton summer home; the publisher of radical books who takes his meals in three-star restaurants; the journalist advocating participatory democracy in all phases of life, whose own children are enrolled in private schools. For such people and many more perhaps not so exceptional, the proper formulation is, "Succeed at all costs but avoid appearing ambitious."

Consequences follow from this, of course, some of which are that ambition is driven underground, or made sly.
Such, then, is the way things stand: on the left angry critics, on the right stupid supporters, and in the middle, as usual, the majority of earnest people trying to get on in life.

Until recently, the scientific community was so powerful that it could afford to ignore its critics — but no longer.
As funding for science has declined, scientists have attacked "anti-science" in several books, notably Higher Superstition, by Paul R. Gross, a biologist at the University of Virginia, and Norman Levitt, a mathematician at Rutgers University; and The Demon-Haunted World, by Carl Sagan of Cornell University.

The environmentalists, inevitably, respond to such critics.
The true enemies of science, argues Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University, a pioneer of environmental studies, are those who question the evidence supporting global warming, the depletion of the ozone layer and other consequences of industrial growth.

{adj: caviling, carping, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling} quibbling over insignificant details
"caviling pettifoggers and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke
"her nagging and carping attack"
"thought her editor unnecessarily nitpicking"
"a pettifogging lawyer's mind"
"had no patience with quibbling critics"

{adj: critical} of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism
"critical acclaim"

{adj: discerning} having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
"a discerning critic"
"a discerning reader"
<-> undiscerning

{adj: dogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding} stubbornly unyielding
"dogged persistence"
"dour determination"
"the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"
"a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
"men tenacious of opinion"

{adj: enlightened, knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-read} highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
"an enlightened public"
"knowing instructors"
"a knowledgeable critic"
"a knowledgeable audience"

{adj: handed-down, tralatitious} having been passed along from generation to generation
"among Biblical critics a tralatitious interpretation is one received by expositor from expositor"

{adj: highbrow, highbrowed} highly cultured or educated
"highbrow events such as the ballet or opera"
"a highbrowed literary critic"

{adj: lavish, munificent, overgenerous, prodigal, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting} very generous
"distributed gifts with a lavish hand"
"the critics were lavish in their praise"
"a munificent gift"
"his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"
"prodigal praise"
"unsparing generosity"
"his unstinted devotion"
"called for unstinting aid to Britain"

{adj: merciless, unmerciful} having or showing no mercy
"the merciless enemy"
"a merciless critic"
"gave him a merciless beating"
<-> merciful

{adj: short, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic} lacking foresight or scope
"a short view of the problem"
"shortsighted policies"
"shortsighted critics derided the plan"
"myopic thinking"

{adj: unfriendly, inimical} not friendly
"an unfriendly act of aggression"
"an inimical critic"

{adj: unsparing} not forbearing; ruthless
"an unsparing critic"

{adv: dogmatically} in a narrow-minded dogmatic manner
"he is a dogmatically opinionated critic of Modern Art"

{adv: effusively} in an effusive manner
"the critics praised her effusively"

{adv: elegantly} in a gracefully elegant manner
"the members of these groups do not express themselves as accurately or as elegantly as their critics do"

{adv: stoutly} in a resolute manner
"he was stoutly replying to his critics"

{n: Arnold, Matthew Arnold} English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)

{n: Baldwin, James Baldwin, James Arthur Baldwin} United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)

{n: Brooks, Van Wyck Brooks} United States literary critic and historian (1886-1963)

{n: Ciardi, John Ciardi, John Anthony Ciardi} United States poet and critic (1916-1986)

{n: Derrida, Jacques Derrida} French philosopher and critic (born in Algeria); exponent of deconstructionism (1930-2004)

{n: Fry, Roger Fry, Roger Eliot Fry} English painter and art critic (1866-1934)

{n: Frye, Northrop Frye, Herman Northrop Frye} Canadian literary critic interested in the use of myth and symbolism (1912-1991)

{n: Granville-Barker, Harley Granville-Barker} English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)

{n: Hazlitt, William Hazlitt} English essayist and literary critic (1778-1830)

{n: Jacobs, Jane Jacobs} United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916)

{n: Lewis, C. S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis} English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963)

{n: McCarthy, Mary McCarthy, Mary Therese McCarthy} United States satirical novelist and literary critic (1912-1989)

{n: Mencken, H. L. Mencken, Henry Louis Mencken} United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)

{n: Richards, I. A. Richards, Ivor Armstrong Richards} English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)

{n: Robeson, Paul Robeson, Paul Bustill Robeson} United States bass singer and an outspoken critic of racism and proponent of socialism (1898-1976)

{n: Ruskin, John Ruskin} British art critic (1819-1900)

{n: Spender, Stephen Spender, Sir Stephen Harold Spender} English poet and critic (1909-1995)

{n: Tate, Allen Tate, John Orley Allen Tate} United States poet and critic (1899-1979)

{n: Taylor, Deems Taylor, Joseph Deems Taylor} United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)

{n: Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau} United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)

{n: Trilling, Lionel Trilling} United States literary critic (1905-1975)

{n: Van Doren, Carl Van Doren, Carl Clinton Van Doren} United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)

{n: Wilson, Edmund Wilson} United States literary critic (1895-1972)

{n: Woollcott, Alexander Woollcott} United States drama critic and journalist (1887-1943)

{n: Zola, Emile Zola} French novelist and critic; defender of Dreyfus (1840-1902)

{n: ammunition} information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint
"his admission provided ammunition for his critics"

{n: answer, reply, response} a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
"I waited several days for his answer"
"he wrote replies to several of his critics"

{n: art critic} a critic of paintings

{n: critic} a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

{n: critic} anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

{n: critic} someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

{n: drama critic, theater critic} a critic of theatrical performances

{n: literary critic} a critic of literature

{n: music critic} a critic of musical performances

{n: newspaper critic} a critic who writes a column for the newspapers

{n: roaster} a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)
"the honoree gave his roasters as good as he got"

{n: superlative} an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
"the critics lavished superlatives on it"

{v: acclaim, hail, herald} praise vociferously
"The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"

{v: come down} criticize or reprimand harshly
"The critics came down hard on the new play"

{v: criticize, criticise} act as a critic
"Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either"

{v: make} assure the success of
"A good review by this critic will make your play!"
<-> break

{v: pan, tear apart, trash} express a totally negative opinion of
"The critics panned the performance"

{v: puff, puff up} praise extravagantly
"The critics puffed up this Broadway production"

{v: savage, pillory, crucify} criticize harshly or violently
"The press savaged the new President"
"The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

{v: snort} make a snorting sound by exhaling hard
"The critic snorted contemtuously"

{v: take down, degrade, disgrace, demean, put down} reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
"She tends to put down younger women colleagues"
"His critics took him down after the lecture"

Critics and performers alike enthused about the innovations--more symbolic, animated movement; bright and elaborate costumes; Chinese ballet dancers. "无论是评论家还是演员均对这一创举反应热烈-动作更象征、更生动;服装鲜艳、精致;中国芭蕾舞演员也介入其中。

Some Chinese critics have complained that the bears none of the grace and humility of a true Chinese lady.

Critics fear that all this may prove too much for the site to bear.

Writes film critic Colin Hogg: " 'A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away, ' begins 'Star Wars ', the 'Gone With the Wind' of science fiction movies, the epic that made the stars in the sky the stars of the movie screen and did more than any other film to bring that 'other world' out there in the darkness into the hearts and minds of a generation.
电影评论家科林·霍格写道: " '科林·霍格写道:很久很久以前,在遥远的银河系上开始的 '星球大战 '上开始的 ',是科幻电影中的 ''飘 '中的 '',是使太空中的群星成为银幕上明星的史诗,没有任何一部电影像它这样将那个在黑暗中的 '。另一个世界 '像它这样将那个在黑暗中的 '。带进一代人的心里和意识中。 "

Critics, including some of those Icelanders who are already resentful of the whaling ban imposed on them by other Western nations, have complained that such spending can not be justified on one animal and a project of such unpredictable outcome.

It contains 706 recordings made between 1928 and 1976, including most of the music of Chopin, three versions of the complete Beethoven piano concertos and plenty of chamber music, plus a 305-page book full of adoring essays by admiring colleagues, critics and relatives.
其中收有鲁宾斯坦于 1928年到 1976年间录制的 706张唱片,包括肖邦的大多数乐曲、贝多芬全部钢琴协奏曲的三个版本和许多室乐作品,另外还有由仰慕他的音乐家、评论家和亲属撰写的长达 305页充满崇敬之情的短文。

Critics say that this will mean longer boarding and disembarking times plus longer waits at immigration, baggage claim and customs.

Something else that attracted critics and the first viewers to Blair Witch is the film's bold sense of withholding Horror, after all, is a genre that gravitates to the lurid edge.

Virginia Woolf's provocative statement about her intentions in writing Mrs. Dalloway has regularly been ignored by the critics, since it highlights an aspect of her literary interests very different from the traditional picture of the "poetic" novelist concerned with examining states of reverie and vision and with following the intricate pathways of individual consciousness.
弗吉尼亚·伍尔夫(Virginia Woolf)在创作《黛洛维夫人》(Mrs. Dalloway)时有关其创作意图的这番发人深思的陈述,迄今为止一贯为文学评论家们所忽略,因为它突出反映了她诸多文学兴趣中某一方面,而这一方面则与人们对“诗性”小说家(poetic novelist)所形成的传统见解大相径庭。

But Virginia Woolf was a realistic as well as a poetic novelist, a satirist and social critic as well as a visionary: literary critics' cavalier dismissal of Woolf's social vision will not withstand scrutiny.  
然则,费吉尼亚·伍尔夫不单是个诗性小说家,亦是一个现实主义作家(realist);不仅是了耽于梦幻的作家(visionary),还是个讽刺作家(satirist)和社会批评家(social critic)文学评论家对伍尔夫的社会视野傲慢轻蔑(cavalier)的摈弃不屑,终将经不住推敲。

My point is that its central consciousness—its profound understanding of class and gender as shaping influences on people's lives—owes much to that earlier literary heritage, a heritage that, in general, has not been sufficiently valued by most contemporary literary critics.

How did Contre Saint-Beuve, an essay attacking the methods of the critic Saint-Beuve, turn into the start of the novel Remembrance of Things Past?
《驳圣伯夫》(Contre Saint-Beuve)一文——一篇抨击批评家圣伯夫批评方法的论文——是如何转变成为小说《追忆似水年华》(Remembrance of Things Past)的开端?

That Louise Nevelson is believed by many critics to be the greatest twentieth-century sculptor is all the more remarkable because the greatest resistance to women artists has been, until recently, in the field of sculpture.
路易丝·奈纳尔森(Louise Nevelson)被许多评论家相信为是二十世纪最伟大的雕塑家,这一点愈发令人瞩目,因为直到最近,对女艺术家最强烈的抵制一直存在于雕塑这一领域。

By far the most outstanding of these women is Louise Nevelson, who in the eyes of many critics is the most original female artist alive today.

One famous and influential critic, Hilton Kramer, said of her work, "For myself, I think Ms. Nevelson succeeds where the painters often fail."
一位著名而有影响的评论家希尔登·克莱默(Hilton Kramer)对她的作品评述道:“对我来说,我认为奈维尔森女士在画家常常失败的地方却获得了成功。”

Many critics of Family Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights see its second part as a counterpoint that comments on, if it does not reverse, the first part, where a "romantic" reading receives more confirmation.
研究艾米丽·勃朗特(Emily Bronte)小说《呼啸山庄》(Wuthering Heights)的许多文学评论家,将小说的第二部分视作一种对比物,即使没有将第一部分予以逆转的话,也是在对第一部分作出一种诠释评判,而在小说第一部分中,一种“浪漫的”的读解能获得更为充分的确证。

A serious critic has to comprehend the particular content, unique structure, and special meaning of a work of art.
And here she faces a dilemma.

The critic must recognize the artistic element of uniqueness that requires subjective reaction; yet she must not be unduly prejudiced by such reactions.

Hence, it is necessary that a critic develop a sensibility informed by familiarity with the history of art and aesthetic theory.

The critic's knowledge and training are, rather, a preparation of the cognitive and emotional abilities needed for an adequate personal response to an artwork's own particular qualities.

Some critics of the Burmese government oppose any international aid to the country, saying it only strengthens the military regime. Others, however, say restrictions on humanitarian aid only hurt the Burmese people.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday the United Nations cannot survive as a vital force in international politics if it does not reform. She spoke in support of the Bush administration's controversial nominee for Ambassador to the U.N., John Bolton, who has been a critic of the world body.

In recent years critics have said the G-7 no longer reflects the reality of the global economy, and have advocated its expansion or reform to account for the rise of new economic powerhouses.

The president may say that the American voters ratified his policies, but his critics in Congress believe otherwise. On CNN's Late Edition, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Michigan's Carl Levin, said questions remain about the administration's conduct of the war.

Her selection as Nobel Laureate has met with some controversy. Critics question the Nobel Committee's choice of an environmentalist for the Peace Prize, which frequently is given to world leaders. But Ms. Maathai thinks the Committee wanted to send a clear signal recognizing the link between sustainable development, natural resources and conflict.

And earlier this year in Ottawa, opposition politicians tried to cut Canada's support for China. Critics there accused Beijing of accepting overseas contributions while spending billions of dollars to upgrade its military and expand its space program.

But critics of the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq war see the shortage of armored vehicles as an indication that the Pentagon failed to plan adequately for the aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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