“Design that communicates efficiently is typically more subtractive than additive.” [read more]
“With e-mail, which is checked minute to minute… All day long, light is being beamed into our eyes…. accelerating change in how we read has enormous physical and behavioral consequences…. yet we cannot look away…”
“I’d recommend aiming for 30k-50k. . . . So it’s up to you, depending on how much time you’ve got, how fast you type, . . .
“The process of writing . . . is . . . a journey by boat. . . . If you get distracted or allow yourself to drift, you will never make it to the destination. . . . The journey is your narrative.”
“The ancient Celts… distinguished the poet, who was originally a priest and judge as well and whose person was sacrosanct, from the mere gleeman. He was in Irish called fili, a seer, which is Welsh derwydd, or oak-seer, which is the probable derivation of Druid. Even kings came under his moral tutelage.”
“Two attributes of a poet, avidity of the eye and the desire to describe that which he sees.”