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22.03.2015 12:54    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: s.i. hayakawa  fiction writing  writing description  

A skillful writer is often, therefore, one who is especially expert at selecting the facts that are sure to move his readers in the desired ways. We are more likely to be convinced by such descriptive and factual writing than by a series of explicit judgments, because the writer does not ask us to take his word for it that the accident was 'ghastly.' Such a conclusion becomes, in a sense, our own discovery rather than his.


~ S.I. Hayakawa



S. I. Hayakawa



(July 18, 1906 – February 27, 1992) was a Canadian-born American academic and politician of Japanese ancestry. He was an English professor, and served as president of San Francisco State University and then as United States Senator from California from 1977 to 1983.

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