Critical

Critical may refer to:

  • Critical (novel), a medical thriller written by Dr. Robin Cook
  • Critical (song), a 1999 single by Zion I
  • Critical Software, a company specializing in mission and business critical information systems.
  • Critically Endangered, a risk status for wild species
  • Critical, or intensive-care medicine

Famous quotes containing the word critical:

    If our entertainment culture seems debased and unsatisfying, the hope is that our children will create something of greater worth. But it is as if we expect them to create out of nothing, like God, for the encouragement of creativity is in the popular mind, opposed to instruction. There is little sense that creativity must grow out of tradition, even when it is critical of that tradition, and children are scarcely being given the materials on which their creativity could work
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)

    The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear—and even, in certain respects, would be—the most modern of critical movements.
    Paul Deman (1919–1983)

    To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)