Tuesday, January 06, 2009


I'm a harsh critic. Mostly of others :D. But even of myself.

noun, verb, -tiqued, -ti·quing.
1.     an article or essay criticizing a literary or other work; detailed evaluation; review.
2.     a criticism or critical comment on some problem, subject, etc.
3.     the art or practice of criticism.
–verb (used with object)
4.     to review or analyze critically.

Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com

In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations, the new needs friends.

 - Anton Ego

[Quote from movie Ratatouille (2007)]

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