Five Great Quotations about Word Choice

“The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” – Mark Twain

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” – Jack Kerouac

“All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.” – Somerset Maugham

“An excellent precept for writers: have a clear idea of all the phrases and expressions you need, and you will find them.” – Ximenes Doudan

“The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.” – Socrates