Written history is mostly war, and the surest way to be remembered is to start one.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
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.
More and more authors have begun to stress the importance of being kind and generous in one’s writing. If this catches on I’m sunk.
Writers are sometimes described as dissipating their books in talk, as though speaking your thoughts bars you from writing them down.