Writing

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

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.

Dec 032014
 

It takes a lot of time and trouble to write a bad book.

Oct 142014
 

There are ways of putting things, and each way is a different thing.

Sep 112014
 

Two hundred years ago to call a man a poet implied that he was a god; today it implies that he is a fool.

Aug 192014
 

The reader will often reject, when it is explained and argued for, what he would swallow if it were stated baldly and unadorned.

Aug 062014
 

Less garbage was written when it had to be written by hand.

May 232014
 

You may not get the size of audience you deserve, but you always get the kind.

May 022014
 

Omit, in order of ascending importance, superfluous words, sentences, paragraphs, articles, chapters, and books.