King Kong (1933)

Some people are so daft that they will go a mile or so out of their way to hunt for a good word:

'They do not fit words to things but look for irrelevant things to fit to their words!'

Or again:

'There are authors who are led by the beauty of some attractive word to write what they never intended.'

I myself am more ready to distort a fine saying in order to patch it on to me than to distort the thread of my argument to go in search of one.

It is, on the contrary, for words to serve and to follow...

I want things to dominate, so filling the thoughts of the hearer that he does not even remember the words...

So we do well to lean towards the careless and natural...

Michel de Montaigne,
'On Educating Children'

Belief & Pricing

In Her Shoes (2005)