In case you’re wondering how Write Tribe has turned into a romantic website (and why not? 😉 ), these quotes are to remind you about that acronym – KISS – Keep It Short and Simple.
15 Quotes To Inspire You To KISS
1. “A sentence should never be cruel and unusual.”
— William C. Burton, attorney
2. “If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
— Albert Einstein, physicist
3. “I have made this letter longer that usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.”
— Blaise Pascal, mathematician
4. “Clarity begins at home.”
— Edie Schwager, speaker with the American Medical Writers Association
5. “The trouble with so many of us is that we underestimate the power of simplicity.”
— Robert Stuberg, author and speaker
6. “I never write ‘metropolis’ for seven cents when I can write ‘city’ and get paid the same.”
— Mark Twain, author
7. “When writing about science, don’t simplify the science; simplify the writing.”
— Julie Ann Miller, former editor of Science News
8. “This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.”
— Winston Churchill, former British prime minister
9. “Easy reading is damn hard writing”
— Nathaniel Hawthorne, author
10. “A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who instead of aiming a single stone at an object takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit.”
— Samuel Johnson
11. The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.”
— Thomas Jefferson
12. “Be grateful for every word you can cut.”
— William Zinsser
13. “Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all.”
— Winston Churchill
14. “Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”
— George Eliot
15. “So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.” Dr Seuss
#100WordsonSaturday 18 July 2015
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- You write a 100 words in response to our prompt/or on any subject and post it on your blog. Remember to include a link back to this post.
- Then add the link to our linky below.
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Our prompt this week: A free write using the opening lines: Behind her she heard laughter/ screaming….