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:

    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)

    His misfortune was that he loved youth—he was weak to it, it kindled him. If there was one eager eye, one doubting, critical mind, one lively curiosity in a whole lecture-room full of commonplace boys and girls, he was its servant. That ardour could command him. It hadn’t worn out with years, this responsiveness, any more than the magnetic currents wear out; it had nothing to do with Time.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
    Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980)