Writing – Page 5 – Everything


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

Apr 092021

A regular reviewer, whose fodder must by its nature be mostly mediocre or worse, can discharge his responsibilities to his readers only by continual pans, often of his friends and acquaintances; and this is more than human nature can bear.

Feb 262021

There is a certain type of purveyor of ideas, too stupid to be anything but candid, which makes him useful, like the canary in a coal mine.

Oct 072020

Great literature inspires us to read; bad but celebrated literature inspires us to write.

Jun 122020

At fifty everyone has the prose style he deserves.