Writing

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

Nov 142013
 

It’s easy to be prolific — just keep repeating yourself.

Oct 082013
 

Minor masterpiece: What critics call a book they think they might have written themselves with a few more evenings and weekends free.

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.