Best 46 Quotes & Tweets on Criticism

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1

It’s crazy how 1,000 people can compliment you and you’ll spend all day thinking about the one person who criticized you.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

don't let jerks live rent-free in your head

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

3

It's a hundred times easier to criticize than create.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

4

Feel compliments as deeply as you feel insults.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

A thing I learned advising startups that generalizes: people get the most upset when you tell them true things they wish were false.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

6

Everyone's life is harder than it looks from the outside.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

7

Your job is to do the work, not judge it.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

Easy to hate. Hard to create.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

9

No over yes. Hard over easy. Outcome over ego. Simple over complex. Listen over speaking. Doing over criticizing. Effective over efficient. Long term over short term. Avoiding stupidity over seeking brilliance.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

Creative ideas happen when you stop thinking about what others will think.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

Others can criticize your actions. Only you can criticize your thoughts. And if thoughts precede actions, then you need the courage to overcome self-doubt before you need the courage to overcome your critics. The first battle is always internal.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

Hating someone does more damage to yourself than them.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

13

The loudest critic is internal.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

14

everyone who has done something impressive remembers someone telling them "that will never work"

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

15

There's no upside in hating on someone's idea. You come off as non-believer or ruin their confidence. Instead, just ask the questions that make you hesitate & let them come to their own conclusion. If you're right, you helped them think it through. If you're wrong, you'll learn.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

16

I love how VCs criticize founders who derisk by giving themselves a market salary or taking secondary, yet none of them are willing to give up their 2% management fee.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

17

Another key to success: learn to ignore haters. This is hard.

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

18

Don’t be the critic. Be the person who tries. Who fails. Who stumbles. Who strives. Who comes up short. Who errs. Who devotes. Who at worst fails, and who at best tastes victory. The critic never knows defeat, nor victory.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

19

If you want to grow a thick skin, ship anything at all.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

20

people often criticize you most for what they most wish they had in themselves

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

@sama

21

Criticising is easy. Creating is hard. If someone pours themselves into making something and you think you can do better, don’t criticize. Create.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

22

When you’re busy building your own thing, you have no time to criticize someone else’s thing

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

23

You can criticize, moan and nitpick about other people’s work. Or you can build.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

24

I get little satisfaction stomping on someone's startup idea. It's so easy to. Somewhere deep, hidden in their abstract description is a distinct yet narrow problem worth solving that's significant. It's more fun to attempt finding it, together.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

25

If people don’t call you crazy, your work isn’t interesting enough

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

26

If you aren’t the harshest critic of a your own work someone else will be.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

27

If nobody calls your vision arrogant, it probably isn’t bold enough

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

28

Criticizing is easy. Creating is hard. Cheers to the creators 🍻

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

29

When I decided to pursue a PhD in social media in 2008, people laughed at me. Some people are going to laugh at you no matter what, especially if you're the type of person who makes unconventional decisions. Let them laugh.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

30

If you have time to criticize, you have time to build.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

31

If you’re susceptible to criticism you’re also susceptible to flattery

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

32

The harshest criticism comes from those taking the least risk.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

33

Resilience is a skill. The first time someone criticizes you is painful. The second time, less painful. The third, even less.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

34

Make the choices that are right for you. People will criticize you either way.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

35

Criticism is easy. Creating is hard. Cheers to the creators 🥂

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

36

Worry about your customers, not your critics.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

37

Pattern I see with writers: Their worst creative blocks are self-inflicted, designed to protect them from criticism

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

38

Sometimes, people's meanness is just jealousy. Ignore the haters. And don't be vengeful. Be great tomorrow.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

39

It’s much easier to edit than to start with a blank page. Critiquing is easy. Creating is hard.

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

40

The harshest criticism of your work will come from people who will never be your customers. If your ceiling is set by people who live to complain, you will never get anything done.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

41

Criticism fuels some people but stalls most.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

42

An artist has only one critic.

Brian Norgard

Brian Norgard

@BrianNorgard

43

Two ways to feel better about yourself: 1) Criticize others. 2) Help others. Up to you.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

44

Telling somebody that their idea is a bad one rarely works out well. 1. People often need to learn their own lessons 2. Shoot the messenger, take offence 3. Warp feedback to think the person doesn't understand So hard to point to your own scars and get someone to understand.

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

45

Do anything online and you'll hear a constant stream of reactions. Some positive, some negative. But we overweigh the negatives. We hear the 5 criticisms, not the 1,000 Thank You's. Writing in public is less of a physical challenge and more of an emotional one.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

46

If there were no builders there'd be no critics.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher