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There is no average reader, and to reach down toward this mythical character is to deny that each of us is on the way up, is ascending.

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White seems to let some sentences breathe the open air. It is the hole in the stuffed shirt through which the sawdust slowly trickles, the dent in the high hat. You are right that a person's real duty in life is to save his dream, but don't worry about it and don't let them scare you.

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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. All it offers is the grass, the sky, the water, the ineluctable dream of peace and fruition.

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It is my belief that no writer can improve his work until he discards the dulcet notion that the reader is feebleminded, for writing is an act of faith, not of grammar. It is the feeling of privacy in the voting booths, the feeling of communion in the libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. White on Grammar Despite the prescriptive tone of The Elements of Style, White's own applications of grammar and syntax were primarily intuitive, as he once explained in The New Yorker: Usage seems to us peculiarly a matter of ear. Once in everyone's life there is apt to be a period when he is fully awake, instead of half asleep It is the hole in the stuffed shirt through which the sawdust slowly trickles, the dent in the high hat. Letter to the New York Herald Tribune 29 November I discovered, though, that once having given a pig an enema there is no turning back, no chance of resuming one of life's more stereotyped roles. In "Death of a Pig," for instance, we can enjoy the adult version of the tale that was eventually shaped into Charlotte's Web.

We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny It is an idea which hasn't been disproved yet, a song the words of which have not gone bad. Continue Reading.

e.b. white quotes on writing

Charlotte's message in Charlotte's Web It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.

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