At fifty everyone has the prose style he deserves.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
Clear, brief, precise — choose two.
In good prose lies sound unnatural.
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.