Aphorisms by Martin Langford

Martin Langford, a poet and teacher, is also a keen practitioner and promoter of the aphoristic form in Australia. His book Microtexts is a collection of his aphorisms, many of which are pensees that focus on the art of writing itself, an art that Langford demonstrates in these sayings depends very much on the art of living. A brief selection from Microtexts:

 

Long before Warhol, books had been mass-produced objects that spoke to people individually.

 

Sometimes, good craftsmanship can reveal that there was nothing there in the first place.

 

Meaning is a walk in the snow.

 

Minimalism is just another excess of style.

 

Few people complete their experience of an event until they have talked about it.