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:

    A third variety of drama ... begins as tragedy with scraps of fun in it ... and ends in comedy without mirth in it, the place of mirth being taken by a more or less bitter and critical irony.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    The critical spirit never knows when to stop meddling.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Much of what contrives to create critical moments in parenting stems from a fundamental misunderstanding as to what the child is capable of at any given age. If a parent misjudges a child’s limitations as well as his own abilities, the potential exists for unreasonable expectations, frustration, disappointment and an unrealistic belief that what the child really needs is to be punished.
    Lawrence Balter (20th century)