Never use five words where none will do.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
We are apt to imagine software as scaling indefinitely, which it does not, because we think of it as a form of writing, which does.
The power of a word lies in what it suggests, not what it means.
The shortest way to be original is to tell the truth.
Satire becomes easier and easier until it is impossible.
Aphorism, of all prose, is the least hospitable.
Reading great authors improves your writing by making you desperately unhappy with it.
There is almost nothing that being prefaced with “social” cannot spoil.
Poetry is language at its limit, as math is logic at its limit; and poetry anxiety, like math anxiety, is only the realization that comprehension requires effort, and the fear that even then it may never arrive.
Bad writers try to start discussions, good writers try to end them.