Writing

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

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.

Mar 142013
 

Critics resent artists, but not half as much as artists resent critics.