A good critic always puts more into writing about art work than the artist put into making it. The artist only creates. The critic must plumb that creation & also write creatively enough to deliver the full volume of the art while also creating a thing of beauty & clarity itself.
— Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) January 25, 2021
“Without me, this whale would be nothing,” said the remora.
(I like that when numerous, uh, critics pop up to, uh, plumb this creation, he tries to credit/blame Oscar Wilde for it.)