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

Jul 222013

It is difficult to write even ten words without wasting one.

Jun 072013

One idea suffices — for a book, for an essay, for an aphorism.

May 062013

Print overawes the illiterate just as machinery overawes the savage.

Apr 292013

The author who displays his library is like the suspect who leads police to the scene of the crime.

Apr 172013

More is lost in translation from thought to page than from one language to another.

Mar 272013

Code is poetry, which says nothing about code, but poetry is also code, which says a lot about poetry.

Mar 202013

An excellent book could be written consisting entirely of synopses of books that ought to be written.