Writing

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

May 282015
 

An aphorism requires assembly without instructions.

May 122015
 

The great contemporary leveller of class distinctions is automated spell-checking.

Apr 092015
 

Imitation is the most sincere, but parody is the most flattering.

Apr 082015
 

I regret all of my exclamation points, most of my semicolons, half of my em-dashes, some of my question marks, and none of my periods.

Mar 112015
 

Elaboration annoys the clever without satisfying the dim.

Feb 202015
 

When you list four sources in a footnote, you have forty; when you list three, you have three.

Dec 262014
 

To write is to attempt to assemble a serviceable cottage from the ruins of the castle of thought.