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Quotes About Language and Communication
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?
The ability to express an idea is well nigh as important as the idea itself.
Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.
Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours without surgery.
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.