No novel can contain a character more intelligent than its author.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
No book has ever been too short.
One idea suffices — for a book, for an essay, for an aphorism.
Print overawes the illiterate just as machinery overawes the savage.
The author who displays his library is like the suspect who leads police to the scene of the crime.
Surfeit: A group of poets.
More is lost in translation from thought to page than from one language to another.
Code is poetry, which says nothing about code, but poetry is also code, which says a lot about poetry.
An excellent book could be written consisting entirely of synopses of books that ought to be written.
Critics resent artists, but not half as much as artists resent critics.