Saturday, October 31, 2015

superfluous & brevity


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

Until we know how the novelist orders his world, the ornaments of that world, which the critics press upon us, the adventures of the writer, to which biographers draw attention, are superfluous possessions of which we can make no use. All alone we must climb upon the novelist's shoulders and gaze through his eyes until we, too, understand in what order he ranges the large common objects upon which novelists are fated to gaze: man and men behind them Nature; and above them that power which for convenience and brevity we may call God.


more than you need or want.

the quality of using few words when speaking or writing.

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