QOTD: James Watson on writing

February 15, 2007

James Watson from http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.royalsociety.org/downloaddoc.asp%3Fid%3D84&imgrefurl=http://www.royalsociety.ac.uk/page.asp%3Fid%3D1566&h=140&w=140&sz=14&hl=en&start=23&tbnid=OKaaOkOx8kwQYM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=93&prev=/images%3Fq%3DJames%2BWatson%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26sa%3DN“I like writing good sentences. In the minimum amount of space, you get the maximum amount of information. So when people ask me what I can still do, I say I finished this essay and I wrote every word of it and I’m seventy-eight. I haven’t lost my ability to know what a crappy sentence is.”

Esquire January 2007, p 90.