Writing

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

Mar 132020
 

In matters of opinion, the choices are anodyne or wrong; punditry is the art of combining them.

Feb 282020
 

The good reader blames himself first for obscurity, and to punish this habit with nonsense is worse than bad writing: it is depraved conduct.

Feb 072020
 

The price of writing for one audience is the others.

Jan 222020
 

The critic’s indispensable service is not to praise greatness, which makes its own way in the world, but to refrain from praising mediocrity, which requires his assistance.