Thursday, February 23, 2012

Quotations on thinking, speaking and writing (9)

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.”
~William Faulkner

“In discourse about public affairs, words matter much more than most people appreciate. We live immersed in language so twisted and abused, in part by the design of interested parties and in part by the sloth of inattentive speakers and listeners, that we often fail to notice or object to linguistic miscarriages that pass for intelligent expression.”
~Robert Higgs

“Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip.”
~Elmore Leonard (pictured)

The Takeaway: Keep an open mind. Have a great day.

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