One praises style when there is nothing else to praise.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
Write briefly, and risk being misunderstood; or write at length, and assure it.
The supreme accolade for a writer is to have his work attributed to Anonymous.
Wisdom, to be distilled, must be acquired.
Never write a bad review until the book has received too many good ones.
The first rung on the ladder of literacy is pedantry, or as we now say, fact-checking.
More and more authors have begun to stress the importance of being kind and generous in one’s writing. If this catches on I’m sunk.
Writers are sometimes described as dissipating their books in talk, as though speaking your thoughts bars you from writing them down.
Essay, n. An aphorism that hasn’t quite coalesced.
We are exhorted to show regard for future generations, in books that they will have to sort through and throw away.