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“A good epigram should be written in words that are – ” – Wittgenstein – A good epigram should be written in words that are – ” A good epigram should be written in words that are Wittgenstein, and elegant.

This is my favorite quote on writing because it speaks to the importance of brevity with poetic language. To write a sentence like this one would take some skillful craftsmanship, but if you can pull it off you’ll get your point across brilliantly. Or maybe they just want us to think so for their own amusement. Ahaha! But I digress. In truth such a sentiment could never have been adequately expressed by using less than two sentences; nor would three suffice either.

old letters, quill, old photos @ Pixabay

So please don’t go around defending yourself saying you’re wordy when someone is criticizing you, because it’s not at all true. This is my favorite quote on writing because it speaks to the importance of brevity with poetic language. To write a sentence like this one would take some skillful craftsmanship, but if you can pull it off you’ll get your point across brilliantly.

Or maybe they just want us to think so for their own amusement. Ahaha! But I digress. In truth such a sentiment could never have been adequately expressed by using less than two sentences; nor would three suffice either. So please don’t go around defending yourself saying you’re wordy when someone is criticizing you, because it’s not at all true!” – Wittgenstein.

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