Extraneous Ornament

"Style, for example, is not -- can never be -- extraneous Ornament."

"Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it -- wholeheartedly -- and delete it before sending your manuscript to press."

"This then is Style. As technically manifested in Literature it is the power to touch with ease, grace, precision, any note in the gamut of human thought or emotion."

Arthur Quiller-Couch
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