Thursday, January 31, 2013

Quotations on thinking, speaking and writing (17)

“Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills, and meaningless jargon.”
~William Zinsser

“There has been a great decline in civility in this country [the USA]. We have lost the perception that reasonable persons of good will may hold opposing views. Simultaneously, we have lost the ability to address reasoned arguments – to forsake ad hominem characterization, and instead address a different person’s arguments.”
~Michael Crichton

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
~Jon Krakauer (Pictured)

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
~T.S. Eliot

“Love grants in a moment what toil can hardly achieve in an age.”

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