It’s really a trade-off: you’re always having to decide whether you’re going to say the more ambitious thing, and lose a little clarity – or are you going to say something really clearly, and sacrifice a little nuance? Get too obscure, and you sound like a pretentious asshole; go overboard with the clarity, and you sound like you’re talking down to your audience, or like you yourself are a reductive simpleton.A-Z Quotes. 2020. TOP 25 QUOTES BY ELIF BATUMAN | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: <https://www.azquotes.com/author/38763-Elif_Batuman> [Accessed 7 June 2020].