Omit needless words.

“Omit needless words.”
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 his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.
William Strunk Jr. (Author), E. B. White “The Elements of Style.”

Inspired by a post today by Robert Scoble where he said:

“I will say this, it’s amazing that we’re listening to a guy who has an uglier Web site than I do.”

– Robert Scoble

and this:

“Steve Wozniak taught me to never say anything if I can’t say something nice about someone.”

– Robert Scoble

Kurt is up in heaven now

Kurt is up in heaven now

I am, incidentally, Honorary President of the American Humanist Association, having succeeded the late, great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in that totally functionless capacity. We had a memorial service for Isaac a few years back, and I spoke and said at one point, “Isaac is up in heaven now.” It was the funniest thing I could have said to an audience of humanists. I rolled them in the aisles. It was several minutes before order could be restored. And if I should ever die, God forbid, I hope you will say, “Kurt is up in heaven now.” That’s my favorite joke.

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Quotes – Famous Quotes – Funny Quotes – Joan Rivers Quotes

Quotes – Famous Quotes – Funny Quotes – Joan Rivers Quotes
I don’t exercise. If God wanted me to bend over, he’d have put diamonds on the floor.
– Joan Rivers

Cute Quotes – Erma Bombeck Quotes

Cute Quotes – Erma Bombeck Quotes

Have you any idea how many kids it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, ‘What light?’ and two more to say, ‘I didn’t turn it on.’
– Erma Bombeck