12 Total Quotes

William Zinsser Quotes

Four basic premises of writing: clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.
William Zinsser
#Writers And Writing #Brevity

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

Writing is thinking on paper.
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#Writers And Writing

Writing is a craft not an art.
William Zinsser
#Writers And Writing #Art

Writing and learning and thinking are the same process
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#Learning

There's no sentence that's too short in the eyes of God.
William Zinsser
#Words #Eyes

It is a fitting irony that under Richard Nixon, 'launder' became a dirty word
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#Nixon

Hard writing makes easy reading. Easy writing makes hard reading.
William Zinsser
#Writers And Writing