Friday, June 24, 2016

The wisdom of William H. Gass

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold;
                they change the world into words.”

William H. Gass (b.1924)
American writer and philosopher

There are so many ways to say what so many folks apparently do not accept as an obvious goal of good, persuasive, expressive, exhilarating writing: one indispensable element of success is choosing the right words.

I don’t mean words presumed or mandated by other folks to be “right.”

I mean the words that say what’s in the writer’s mind and heart, say it fully, explicitly, beautifully, nobly, indubitably, with exquisite particularity….

That’s the world I want to live in.

Thanks to my trusted personal advisor for this quote.

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