Elements of Expression by Arthur Plotnik
Sincerity, page 115, 183
- Use anything, say anything only when, only because you truly feel them inside.
- "The cunning use of figures arouses a peculiar suspicion in the hearer's mind,a feeling of being deliberately trapped and misled. That is why the best use of a figure of speech is when the figure goes unnoticed." ---- Longinus
- "False enthusiasm is a display of passion, hollow and untimely, where none is needed ... For writers are frequently carried away by artificial emotions of their own making which have no relation to the subject matter. Like drunkards, they are beside themselves, but their audience is not ... " ---- Longinus, page 110
- Don't use quotations simply because it is easy to find them online. "A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool" --- Joseph Roux
- Study with sincere feelings. Savor, chew on it, not wolf down. Sip, not gulp down. Feed, let it sink to the very fibers of your inner core. Your style will be changed forever.