Reading maketh a full man, writing an exact man, and conference a man ready to quit his job.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
Never look for a synonym.
By infecting others the writer cures himself.
Prose can hide every vice but vanity.
If you must choose, better to Joycify than Wallacize.
Too much plot shows too little respect for one’s audience, and too little shows too much.
The ellipsis is the shuffling derelict of punctuation.
Integrity is the writer refusing to make allowances for the reader; philistinism is the reader refusing to make allowances for the writer.
Good critics do not have good taste. They have articulate, consistent taste for which the reader can correct.
Only the very cruellest novelists reproduce dialogue accurately.