If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn't hesitate to do so.
Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)
Contributed by: Zaady
LUMINARY, n. One who throws light upon a subject; as an editor by not writing about it.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)
Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
GOOSE, n. A bird that supplies quills for writing. These [quills] when inked and drawn mechanically across paper by a person called an "author," there results a very fair and accurate transcript of the fowl's thought and feeling.
PROOF-READER, n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible.
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance. 'T is not enough no harshness gives offence,- The sound must seem an echo to the sense.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Source: Essay on Criticism. Part ii. Line 162.
Copyright © 2015 Gaiam, Inc.