Literary talent consists largely in pronouncing sonorous absurdities with absolute conviction.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
Most buts should be ands.
Nobody writes for the love of it. At best you write because it is less painful than not writing.
Poetry translations ought to have their credits reversed — poems by [translator], after [original poet].
The adverb confesses the verb’s failure.
Your most reliable and attentive readers are the people who hate you.
When in doubt, cut the dream sequence.
Write what you know that’s not yourself.
If all writing were scrupulously edited for spelling and grammar, it would be just about as bad.
Clarity tends to banality, and obscurity tends to nonsense.