Thoughts and Musings
One of my favorites . . .
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary
words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine
no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat
his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.
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be noted, that in as much as “the pen is mightier than the sword," silence, too harbors an effective force.
quick to talk, too slow to listen is too little a reward.
Even the blind have a “mind’s
eye” and whatever created, whether in words or drawing, is first in the mind’s eye. Until either is manifested
it cannot be shared, loved or hated. In this lies the double edge of the sword . . . once revealed the privacy is shared and
We are my friend, all products of our own making; a series of intricate layers interdependent and
created one by the other.
what he or she has only if it is cared for. A failure to take care of what we have results in eventually having nothing.
Look around at what you have. Is tampering with any of its multiple
interactive layers worth the consequence?