"Writing is a skill, not a talent, and thus one's ability as a writer can be improved by thoughtful effort. The problem with some people is that they graduate college as good writers, experience early success on account of that, and thus never devote themselves diligently to the relentless quest for improvement that could make them great writers."
"Over and over, we find ourselves fighting what is essentially a defensive battle against the forces of organized radicalism who insist that 'social justice' requires that we grant their latest demand. We know, however, that their latest demand is never theirlast demand. Grant the radicals everything they demand today, and tomorrow they will return with new demands that they insist are urgently necessary to satisfy the requirements of social justice."