Quoteland.com Home Topics Resources Groups
Education FAQs Site Info Contact Us About the Authors
RATE A QUOTE
Bookmark and Share
Criticism
BooksBooks about Criticism
Engrave a QuoteClick this icon to engrave the quote on mugs, bookmarks, t-shirts and much more
Bad                     Good
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
View all quotes from this author
Engrave this Quote Literary criticism can be no more than a reasoned account of the feeling produced upon the critic by the book he is criticizing. Criticism can never be a science: it is, in the first place, much too personal, and in the second, it is concerned with values that science ignores. The touchstone is emotion, not reason. We judge a work of art by its effect on our sincere and vital emotion, and nothing else. All the critical twiddle-twaddle about style and form, all this pseudoscientific classifying and analyzing of books in an imitation-botanical fashion, is mere impertinence and mostly dull jargon.
-D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence Tell a Friend


 


Copyright © 1997-2001 Quoteland.com, Inc., all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.  

 
Quoteland would like to thank Quotations Book for its extensive contribution to our database
Follow Quoteland on twitter: