Brevity Quotes SMS Collection

In composing as a general rule run

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will

In good prose says schlegel every word

“In good prose (says Schlegel) every word should be underlined!” that is, every word should be the right one; and then no one would

Any philosophy that can be put in

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there. ~Branch Rickeydmcd

Brevity is the soul of lingerie dorothy

Brevity is the soul of lingerie. ~Dorothy Parker

If it takes a lot of words

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. ~Dennis Roth

The trick to writing an aphorism is

The trick to writing an aphorism is to place a period at the point where you’re inclined to say, “in other words….” ~Robert Brault,

Good things when short are twice as

Good things, when short, are twice as good. ~Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom, translated from SpanishBaltasar Gracian y Morales, Baltasar Graci?n y

Therefore since brevity is the soul of

Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief. ~William Shakespeare, Hamlet

My great grandfather used to say his wife

My great-grandfather used to say to his wife, my great-grandmother, who in turn told her daughter, my grandmother, who repeated it to her daughter,