The best Quotations


Clutter is the disease of american writing. we are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.
- William Zinsser

Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
- William Zinsser

Hard writing makes easy reading. easy writing makes hard reading.
- William Zinsser

There's no sentence that's too short in the eyes of god.
- William Zinsser

Writing is a craft not an art.
- William Zinsser

Writing is thinking on paper.
- William Zinsser


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Quotation Events are influenced by our very great desires. - writer
Quotation A sect or party is an incognito devised to save man from the vexation of thinking. - writer
Quotation At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. - writer
Quotation We now have a whole culture based on the assumption that people know nothing and so anything can be said to them. - writer
Quotation The human mind is indeed a cave swarming with strange forms of life, most of them unconscious and unilluminated. Unless we can understand something as to how the motives that issue from this obscurity are generated, we can hardly hope to foresee or control them. - writer
Quotation If you would live innocently, seek solitude. - writer