"Lapped in poetry, wrapped in the picturesque, armed with logical sentences and inalienable words."
"I read 'The Great Gatsby' in high school and was hypnotized by the beauty of the sentences and moved by the story about the irrevocability of lost love."
"Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory."
"I believe there's no proverb but what is true they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences."
"Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!"
"I like to edit my sentences as I write them. I rearrange a sentence many times before moving on to the next one. For me, that editing process feels like a form of play, like a puzzle that needs solving, and it's one of the most satisfying parts of writing."
"A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI."
"We don't communicate in full sentences anyway. We don't need all those words."
"Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience."
"I love weird or funny or beautiful sentences Joy Williams could write a microwave-oven manual and I'm sure I'd love it, because the sentences would be tuned up like music."