Great Quote about Writing

I just ran across a quote about writing from William Strunk’s The Elements of Style:

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

Communication (in this case via the written word) is a vitally important skill for everyone.

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