Writing

If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.

Jan 102019
 

If you write for yourself, keep it out of my sight.

Nov 232018
 

The talent to be memorable carries the obligation to be wise.

Nov 222018
 

One praises style when there is nothing else to praise.

Sep 282018
 

Write briefly, and risk being misunderstood; or write at length, and assure it.

Sep 182018
 

The supreme accolade for a writer is to have his work attributed to Anonymous.

Aug 242018
 

Never write a bad review until the book has received too many good ones.

Jun 072018
 

The first rung on the ladder of literacy is pedantry, or as we now say, fact-checking.

Jun 052018
 

More and more authors have begun to stress the importance of being kind and generous in one’s writing. If this catches on I’m sunk.