Once again, inspiration from The Quotations Page:
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.
— John Ruskin (1819 – 1900)
Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of the time… The wait is simply too long.
— Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
— Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)
I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.
— Peter De Vries