Writing

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

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.