In good prose lies sound unnatural.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
If journalism is the first draft of history, we know how far to trust history.
It is an insult to be paid by the word.
A writer is a person who has turned the fact that his bark is worse than his bite into a professional qualification.
No writer can parody himself properly, except by accident.
Good style confers unearned authority.
In matters of opinion, the choices are anodyne or wrong; punditry is the art of combining them.
Writing carries the small but ever-present danger of being understood.
The good reader blames himself first for obscurity, and to punish this habit with nonsense is worse than bad writing: it is depraved conduct.
Aphorism: A blank page spoiled.