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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.

Jan 122015

What we call realism in fiction is only a bit of reality-tinsel to decorate the old myths.

Dec 262014

To write is to attempt to assemble a serviceable cottage from the ruins of the castle of thought.