"To write or even speak English
is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes
English is involved in a struggle that never lets up even for a sentence.
He is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure
of the decorative adjective, against the encroachment of Latin and Greek,
and, above all, against the worn-out phrases and dead metaphors with
which the language is cluttered up."