Thursday, April 9, 2020

Quote of the Day (James Salter, on the ‘Richness of Language’)

“In the richness of language, its grace, breadth, dexterity, lies its power. To speak with clarity, brevity, and wit is like holding a lightning rod.” —American novelist James Salter (1925-2015), Don’t Save Anything: Uncollected Essays, Articles, and Profiles, edited by Kay Eldredge Salter (2018)

(The accompanying photo, showing James Salter at Kendall Cram, Tulane University, New Orleans, was taken Nov. 10, 2010, by Tulane Public Relations and posted on Flickr.)

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