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READ THIS.LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATIONIf you wish me to write a letter of recommendationfor you, please click on the “Letters of Recommendation”
tab at left and read the instructions.Mr. Leib relaxing at his beach house in Midland Park.Or like stout Mr. Leib, when with eagle eyes,He stared at the Pacific—and with all his menLooked at each other with a wild surmise—Silent, upon a peak in Torrey Pines.A recent photograph of Mr. Leib teaching Honors British Literature.Almost always prefer the concrete word to the abstraction.Almost always prefer the direct word to the circumlocution.
— Arthur Quiller-Couch
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately,
no one knows what they are.—W. Somerset Maugham
Express yourself in a plain, easy manner, in
well-chosen, significant, and decent terms, andgive an harmonious and pleasing turn to your periods.—Miguel de Cervantes
to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being
able to differentiate between what you know and
what you don’t.—Anatole France
The difference between the right word and
the almost right word is the difference
between lightning and the lightning bug.
—Mark TwainIf one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again,
there is no use reading it at all.—Oscar WildeA scrupulous writer will ask himself:
What am I trying to say? What words will express it?
What will make it clearer? Could I put it more shortly?
Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?
The importance of all education lies far more in the
training of minds than in any facts which may be
absorbed, for trained minds will ascertain the facts
as they need to know them.—Eleanor Roosevelt
When you come to a
fork in the road,take it.
—Lawrence P. Berra
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