Dave Barry is one of my all-time favorite humorists. Here’s his take on how to diagram a sentence. Ask Mr. Language Person Q. Please explain how to diagram a sentence. A. First spread the sentence out on a clean, flat surface, such as an ironing board. Then, using a sharp pencil or X-Acto knife, locate …
High concept is the enemy of the writer. The friend of the writer is the human being, the full-blooded character interacting with another character. Joseph L. Mankiewicz Thanks to The Passive Voice.
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race. – Bertrand Russell Thanks to The Passive Voice for this quote.