William Murchison on good writing

“The only thing better than good English writing is – I can’t think of anything.You just don’t pour it pureed over your potatoes. You savor it as if it were a find chardonnay.What on Earth does it matter if you stop and repeat a phrase, roll it around on your tongue, dart a few lines ahead and then suddenly come back and reread it?If the phrase is good enough, you are supposed to stop and rejoice in it.” 

-William Murchison


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