Pure poetry, n. A polite term for an especially execrable piece of prose.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
If you write for yourself, keep it out of my sight.
Written history is mostly war, and the surest way to be remembered is to start one.
The talent to be memorable carries the obligation to be wise.
One praises style when there is nothing else to praise.
Write briefly, and risk being misunderstood; or write at length, and assure it.
The supreme accolade for a writer is to have his work attributed to Anonymous.
Wisdom, to be distilled, must be acquired.
Never write a bad review until the book has received too many good ones.
The first rung on the ladder of literacy is pedantry, or as we now say, fact-checking.