Insensibly He Formed The Most Delightful Habit In The World

Insensibly he formed the most delightful habit in the world, the habit of reading: he did not know that thus he was providing himself with a refuge from all the distress of life; he did not know either that he was creating for himself an unreal world which would make the real world of every day a source of bitter disappointment.

Goodreads.com. (2020). W. Somerset Maugham Quotes (Author of Of Human Bondage). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4176632.W_Somerset_Maugham [Accessed 25 Jan. 2020].

The Real Test Of A Human Being

The real test of a human being is not what he knows, but what he learns.

Goodreads.com. (2020). David Gerrold Quotes (Author of The Man Who Folded Himself). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5786.David_Gerrold [Accessed 24 Jan. 2020].

I’ve Always Found Verbs To Be Strong-Willed

I’ve always found verbs to be very strong-willed. They go where they want to, not where you tell them. Adjectives, however, are a fussy lot, extravagant, serendipitous, spoiled, upsetting, frivolous and remarkably sensitive to adverbs. Nouns pretend to be objective, and pronouns take everything personally.

Goodreads.com. (2020). David Gerrold Quotes (Author of The Man Who Folded Himself). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5786.David_Gerrold [Accessed 24 Jan. 2020].

Focus On Clarity

The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Don’t worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language. Accuracy is the most effective style of all.

Goodreads.com. (2020). David Gerrold Quotes (Author of The Man Who Folded Himself). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5786.David_Gerrold [Accessed 24 Jan. 2020].

If You Want To Be Taken Care And Not To Worry That’s Fine

If you want to be taken care and not to worry that’s fine; you can join the rest of the cattle. Cattle are comfortable, that’s how you recognize them. Just don’t complain when they ship you off to the packing plant. They’ve bought and paid for the privilege. Now if you want to be free, then get this: freedom is not about being comfortable. It’s about seizing and using opportunities, and using them responsibly. Freedom is not comfort. It’s commitment. Commitment is the willingness to be uncomfortable.

Goodreads.com. (2020). David Gerrold Quotes (Author of The Man Who Folded Himself). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5786.David_Gerrold [Accessed 24 Jan. 2020].

A Writer’s Hold On Reality Is Tenuous

To say that a writer’s hold on reality is tenuous is an understatement-it’s like saying the Titanic had a rough crossing. Writer’s build their own realities, move into them and occasionally send letters home. The only difference between a writer and a crazy person is that a writer gets paid for it.

Goodreads.com. (2020). David Gerrold Quotes (Author of The Man Who Folded Himself). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5786.David_Gerrold [Accessed 24 Jan. 2020].