Writing

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

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.

Nov 282019
 

It is more common to talk well than to listen well, and to write well than to read well.

Oct 312019
 

Journalism is the first draft of history, shortly to reside with all other first drafts.