The good reader blames himself first for obscurity, and to punish this habit with nonsense is worse than bad writing: it is depraved conduct.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
Aphorism: A blank page spoiled.
The price of writing for one audience is the others.
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.
All authors dream of a posthumous reputation, none of posthumous sales.
It is more common to talk well than to listen well, and to write well than to read well.
Journalism is the first draft of history, shortly to reside with all other first drafts.
Academic press: Books that no one will read at prices that no one will pay.
Writing and computer programming are usually done worse when they are done for money.
We play with words when we run out of thoughts.