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The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.

Author: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

Profession: Irish Poet, Playwright.

Writing is thinking on paper.

Author: William Zinsser

Profession: American Author of "On Writing Well"

Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon.

Author: William Zinsser

Profession: American Author of "On Writing Well"

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

Author: William Zinsser

Profession: American Author of "On Writing Well"

Hard writing makes easy reading. Easy writing makes hard reading.

Author: William Zinsser

Profession: American Author of "On Writing Well"

Writing is a craft not an art.

Author: William Zinsser

Profession: American Author of "On Writing Well"