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A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing

Saturday, March 5th, 2011
owl and moon

If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water….

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