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

Oct 182016

Literary talent consists largely in pronouncing sonorous absurdities with absolute conviction.

Jul 282016

Nobody writes for the love of it. At best you write because it is less painful than not writing.

Jul 252016

Poetry translations ought to have their credits reversed — poems by [translator], after [original poet].

Jul 122016

The adverb confesses the verb’s failure.

Jun 232016

Your most reliable and attentive readers are the people who hate you.

May 062016

Write what you know that’s not yourself.

Apr 072016

If all writing were scrupulously edited for spelling and grammar, it would be just about as bad.