Quotes for Monday

28 03 2011

Ah, Monday.

Okay, I’m stealing this quote from one of my favorite twitterers.  Or maybe I’m stealing two.  Both are great quotes, with a similar message:  Keep it simple, keep it relevant, keep it you.

(Thanks Jon (@AdviceToWriters) for always sharing quotes that hit the nail on the head.)

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.  When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.”
-George Orwell

“It is perfectly legitimate to write novels which are essentially prose poems, but in the end, I think, a novel is like a car, and if you buy a car and grow flowers in it, you’re forgetting that the car is designed to take you somewhere else.”
-Robert Harris

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2 responses

28 03 2011
aarongraham

Very good advice. I always love great quotes.

keep in touch!

28 03 2011
CMichaelMcGannon

Thanks, Aaron! AdviceToWriters.com has some of the best quotes for writers, but most are far too long to repost on Twitter. So I share here when I can.
-Michael

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