Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Bloggers are often Critics

"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 judgement. 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 probably 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 and new creations. The new needs friends."

- Food Critic, Anton Ego from the movie Ratatouille

I think that this quote speaks volumes to bloggers, myself included.

1 Comment:

Chris said...

Great movie and great quote! I would have to agree that it gets very tiresome listening to a critic that makes criticism their sole occupation.

I often wonder, what contributions are they putting forth and it is enough for us to criticize them. It is much easier to criticize a bible study than for us to actually teach one ourselves.

Guilty as charged and I pray that my criticisms would always be backed with scripture and with humility.

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