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never stop learning
August 3, 2011, 7:55 pm
Filed under: Digital Strategy

  • Is the idea to inform your reader or making him feel like a fucking dunce?
  • “But he hasn’t got anything on!” the whole town cried out at last. The Emperor shivered, for he suspected they were right. But he thought, “This procession has got to go on.” So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn’t there at all.”
  • The aim of the poet is to inform or delight, or to combine together, in what he says, both pleasure and applicability to life. In instructing, be brief in what you say in order that your readers may grasp it quickly and retain it faithfully. Superfluous words simply spill out when the mind is already full. Fiction invented in order to please should remain close to reality.”
    • Horace, “The Art of Poetry” (Ars Poetica) from his Epistles

Am loving catching up with Austin Kleon


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