A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.— Iris Murdoch
Reckoning Bad Reviews quotations
I don't spend sleepless nights over getting very bad reviews.
A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it.
Bad reviews I've gotten never diminished the number of people in my audience;
good reviews have never added to the number of people in my audience; be your own critic.
A bad review may spoil your breakfast, but you shouldn't allow it to spoil your lunch.
If you get a bad review, you take that in your stride.
It's hard enough doing something bold without jumping into your bad reviews.
In the past, I’ve had my share of good reviews, but it’s always the crazy, scary, weirdo guy. I don’t even know how it happened. Look at me. I mean, when I’m naked, I look like a bald chicken. How did I get to be a scary bad guy?
One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
Nothing ruins your day more than getting a bad review.
It doesn't bother me. Sure, everybody wants approval, but I came from the theatre and I've always treasured a remark from there which goes: 'For every six people who love you, there will be half a dozen who loathe you.' The quality of an author's work is not usually determined until after his death. Even Dickens got some pretty bad reviews.
I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'
Life is stranger than fiction. It's nice to have stuff that people don't know about. And it helps when you read a bad review. You can go, "This guy doesn't have me figured out." There's more mystery to you than they understand.
I love the way the American trade magazines never give anybody a bad review because they're afraid the advertising will be taken out. It's so hysterical.
I never read bad reviews about myself, because my friends invariably tell me about them.
I don't want to be a part of the demographics.
I want to be an individual. I wear each of my films as a badge of pride. That's why I cherish all my bad reviews. If the critics start liking my movies, then I'm in deep trouble.
For instance, The Sixth Sense had mediocre to bad reviews.
Slowly, the audience pushed it and it received critical attention.
Attacking bad books is not only a waste of time but also bad for the character.
If I find a book really bad, the only interest I can derive from writing about it has to come from myself, from such display of intelligence, wit and malice as I can contrive. One cannot review a bad book without showing off.
Find what's hot, find what's just opened and then look for the worst review of the week. There is so much to learn from watching a restaurant getting absolutely panned and having a bad experience. Go and see it for yourself.
Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
From my close observation of writers.
.. they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.
It makes it difficult to decide which to go see, since no film about say, some tragic genocide in Africa is going to get a bad review even if it's poorly made.
Bad reviews come with everything. I've been getting them my whole life.
The only thing worse than a bad review from the Ayatollah Khomeini would be a good review from the Ayatollah Khomeini.
So far I haven't really been prominent enough to get critical attention focused on me. So, of course, I fully expect bad reviews, but I will be wracked with misery as a result.
When you turn professional, you become an entertainer, and like every other entertainer, you don't want to get a bad review.
I think that I've got some pretty bad reviews on albums or songs that later proved themselves.
The reviews on it, and the new novel, Honky Tonk Samurai have been awesome, though I'm of the school if you believe the good ones you got to believe the bad ones, it's been mostly good ones. The previewers seem to be very happy and excited about it. I know I am. There are plans to continue if it does well.
The funny thing is that some reviews are published in magazines and websites that are seen by millions of people, and other reviews are in very small publications or less popular websites, and you just have to be lucky to have the good reviews land in places where more people see them, and bad reviews land in places where they will be less seen.
I live in the house bad reviews built.
I tend to not only read reviews, but also every little stupid thing online.
It's a very bad idea, and there's a lot of angry people in the world. And it's weird to absorb all that weirdness.
One bad review doesn't ruin my day because I realize what a badge of honor it is to get a bit of criticism at all.
On the first movie we got good reviews, but we were still dealing with genre stuff. It's going away. Judge the movie - is it a good one or a bad one? We know we made a great movie and it's being judged for just being a good film.
The worst thing is to read bad reviews and go, "Yeah, I agree."
I don't read reviews. I haven't read them for probably 30 years. I can't. When they're bad, they're really rough, and when they're good, they're not good enough. You can always find something to stress over.