Aphorisms by Stanley Fish

The sentence is the basic unit of composition, and for most forms of aphoristic writing it is also the only unit of composition, which makes Stanley Fish’s charming book How to Write A Sentence: And How to Read One so engaging, including his aphoristic musings on the craft of writing and other matters…

 

A discipline in form is a discipline in thought.

 

If you’re waiting for fortune to smile, you may endure many a dark day.

 

Do your best, but expect the worst.

 

When someone rises to a point of principle, watch your back.

 

Politicians promise relief but give you grief.