Writing – Page 17 – Everything


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

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.

Apr 242014

No style guide can address the chief defect in writing, which is having nothing to say.

Apr 112014

Ignorance prevents plagiarism but does not confer originality.