The secret of being boring is to say everything.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — ’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
I only achieve simplicity with enormous effort.
I like good strong words that mean something.
Words can be like x-rays if you use them properly—they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
It is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, now that’s creativity.
One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.
She always wanted words, she loved them: grew up on them. Words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape.
My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel–it is, before all, to make you see.