Posts Tagged ‘eloquence’

Quote of the day, March 20

March 20, 2017

Kurt Vonnegut, on eloquence

“Your eloquence should be the servant of the ideas in your head. Your rule might be this: If a sentence, no matter how excellent, does not illuminate your subject in some new and useful way, scratch it out.”

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Quote of the day, Nov. 27

November 27, 2010

Oliver Wendell Holmes, on freedom of speech

“Every idea is an incitement … Eloquence may set fire to reason.”