- 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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I LOVE the Mark Twain quote! I'm a huge word geek, so I completely agree that word choice can make or break a sentence.
Twain's was my favorite, too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Allison.
Great quotes! I would like to add this to James Kilpatrick's quote:
…but don't USE the word, intently!
Nice add Vonda! 🙂 Thanks!