Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pauline Kael on Criticism


"I regard criticism as an art, and if in this country and in this age it is practiced with honesty, it is no more remunerative than the work of an avant-garde film artist. My dear anonymous letter writers, if you think it is so easy to be a critic, so difficult to be a poet or a painter or film experimenter, may I suggest you try both? You may discover why there are so few critics, so many poets."

- Pauline Kael
KPFA Broadcast
January 1963

2 comments:

Adrian Mendizabal said...

love this quote!

Andy said...

Nice quote.

On some level, I think we're all critics. Some people just do it better than others.