Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Safire Quotes

Never assume the obvious is true.

Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.

After eating, an epicure gives a thin smile of satisfaction; a gastronome, burping into his napkin, praises the food in a magazine; a gourmet, repressing his burp, criticizes the food in the same magazine; a gourmand belches happily and tells everybody where he ate; a glutton embraces the white porcelain altar, or, more plainly, he barfs.

Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.


Indian Homemaker said...

Brillaint :) I am still grinning :) Every chapter in our History book till class V ended with "Last but not he least.." :)

I wanted to comment with one more cliche... couldn't think of any.

Krishnan said...

Yes cliches abound everywhere.