My Favorite Quote on Writing

I keep on hand a folder of great quotes from admired writers on the art of prose style. Perhaps my favorite is from C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, page 227:

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

3 thoughts on “My Favorite Quote on Writing

  1. Beautiful. So many paradox and so many “goal that isn’t the goal, but the true goal put everything in it’s place” truths in the Christian life.

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