William Safire Quotes

William Safire Quotes: Writers who used to show off their erudition no longer sing in the bare ruined choir of the media.
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William Safire Quote: A dependent clause is like a dependent child: incapable of standing on its own but able to cause a lot of trouble.
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Quotes about William Safire: The trick is to start early in our careers the stress-relieving avocation that we will need later as a mind-exercising final vocation. We can quit a job, but we quit fresh involvement at our mental peril.
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Quote about William Safire: ... it's Bush's baby, even if he shares its popularization with Gorbachev. Forget the Hitler 'new order' root; F.D.R. used the phrase earlier.
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William Safire Sayings: English is a stretch language; one size fits all.
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William Safire Saying: I was standing next to a famed geo-politician when the first news of the Argentine attack [on the Faulkland Islands] was received, and heard him muse incredulously:
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Sayings about William Safire: If you want to
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Saying about William Safire: Give your main clause a little space. Prose is not like boxing; the skilled writer deliberately telegraphs his punch, knowing that the reader wants to take the message directly on the chin.
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William Safire Quotes: Sometimes I know the meaning of a word but am tired of it and feel the need for an unfamiliar, especially precise or poetic term, perhaps one with a nuance that flatters my readership's exquisite sensitivity.
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William Safire Quote: The CEO era gave rise to the CFO (not certified flying object, as you might imagine, but chief financial officer) and, most recently, the CIO, chief investment officer, a nice boost for the bookkeeper you can't afford to give a raise . . .
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Quotes about William Safire: Adapt your style, if you wish, to admit the color of slang or freshness of neologism, but hang tough on clarity, precision, structure, grace.
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Quote about William Safire: The new, old, and constantly changing language of politics is a lexicon of conflict and drama?ridicule and reproach?pleading and persuasion.
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William Safire Sayings: [Senators John Kerry & John Edwards] have risen high in Democratic polls with a brand of class resentment and soak-the-rich rhetoric rooted in the old-fashioned liberalism of Ted Kennedy.
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William Safire Saying: Color and bite permeate a language designed to rally many men, to destroy some, and to change the minds of others.
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Sayings about William Safire: Cast aside any column about two subjects. It means the pundit chickened out on the hard decision about what to write about that day.
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Saying about William Safire: A book should have an intellectual shape and a heft that comes with dealing with a primary subject.
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