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On Writing

From Strunk and White's The Elements of Style:

"Vigorous writing is concise.  A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all sentences short, or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outline, but that every word tell."

From Abbey's Desert Solitaire:

"In recording my impressions of the natural scene I have striven above all for accuracy, since I believe there is a kind of poetry, even a kind of truth, in simple fact."

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