Five Great Quotations about Craft of Writing

“My task…is, by the power of the written word to make you hear, to make you feel – it is, before all, to make you see. That – and no more – and it is everything.” – Joseph Conrad

“The adjective is the enemy of the noun.” – Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“Pay attention to the sound of words.” – Dave Wolverton

“An essential element for good writing is a good ear: One must listen to the sound of one’s own prose.” – Barbara Tuchman

“As for the adjective, when in doubt leave it out.” – Mark Twain