We read, and imagine we can write; and write, and imagine we can think.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
You need not be anonymous as long as no one stupid can understand you.
At fifty everyone has the prose style he deserves.
Clear, brief, precise — choose two.
In good prose lies sound unnatural.
If journalism is the first draft of history, we know how far to trust history.
It is an insult to be paid by the word.
A writer is a person who has turned the fact that his bark is worse than his bite into a professional qualification.
No writer can parody himself properly, except by accident.
Good style confers unearned authority.