I do feel that if you can write one good sentence and then another good sentence and then another, you end up with a good story.
When I'm putting a story together, I generally know the ending and a couple of the points halfway through, and I've got sort of an idea about the beginning, and although I do write the story one sentence at a time, when I'm thinking it up, I'm thinking it up all at once.
I come from not just a household but a country where the finesse of language, well-balanced sentence, structure, syntax, these things are driven into us, and my parents, bless them, are great custodians of the English language.
Every sentence stands on its own. Whether that's fair or not, that's kind of the way it is.
The job of the press is to speak truth to power. And yet, for doing our job, we are persecuted. I say that these aggressive and illegal tactics to silence us - inventing arbitrary legal interpretations, over-zealous charges and disproportionate sentences - must not be permitted to succeed.
With the advent of DNA, we know that people have been convicted and sentenced to death who later proved not to be guilty of the crime.
I was court-martial in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Some writers are curiously unmusical. I don't get it. I don't get them. For me, music is essential. I always have music on when I'm doing well. Writing and music are two different mediums, but musical phrases can give you sentences that you didn't think you ever had.
When you translate poetry in particular, you're obliged to look at how the writer with whom you're working puts together words, sentences, phrases, the triple tension between the line of verse, the syntax and the sentence.
Most of us learn to read by looking at each word in a sentence - one at a time.
Secondly, love and relationships are complicated. No one could ever get it right in a four-line sentence.
These people have served a longer sentence than some people who have committed murder.
I would say in one sentence my goal is to at least be part of the journey to find the unified theory that Einstein himself was really the first to look for. He didn't find it, but we think we're hot on the trail.
I would say in one sentence my goal is to at least be part of the journey to find the unified theory that Einstein himself was really the first to look for.
You can't not like 'The Great Gatsby.' It's got the best sentences in, like, ever.
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