• The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. – Mark Twain
  • The fewer the words used, the more concentrated the attention; and the greater the concentration, the greater the power. – David Lambuth
  • The first secret of good writing: We must look intently, and hear intently, and taste intently. – James J. Kilpatrick
  • Always be a poet, even in prose. – Charles Pierre Baudelaire
  • Technique alone is never enough. You have to have passion. Technique alone is just an embroidered potholder. – Raymond Chandler

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