Judgment leans back in its chair and, exerting the bare minimum of energy, points a thumb up or down. But critique leans forward in its chair, poised and attentive, heeding and contemplating, digesting and imagining.
--Daniel Coffeen, in "The Generosity of Criticism," * on Thought Catalog
Thanks to Rachael Webster for this piece.
*Note: noxious ad and a bit of language at the source