I love reading the expressive ways other people have found to make a point. Here are my latest finds (the parts I particularly like are in bold):
• “I sometimes think of cancer as a long and difficult journey, a quest out of Tolkien, or a dark waltz.” – Dana Jennings, “With Cancer, Let’s Face It, Words are Inadequate,” in the New York Times
• “Dad would read stories in German and translate them for me as he read; Mom would chat with me in Spanish even when I couldn’t understand, so I grew up sort of basted in words.” – Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
• “Like a dog settling in for the night, I prefer to circle around the problem a few times before actually getting down to business.” – Michael Katz, E-Newsletter on E-Newsletters.
• “I’m not looking at the big picture here, just the small daily aspects of life, which lend it savor and tunefulness and chewability.” – Garrison Keillor, “2txt? Or Nt2txt?,” in the New York Times
• “I do have one special gift, perhaps the odd fruit of a life as an editor, author, and reader: I see dead writing.” – Arthur Plotnik, Spunk & Bite: A Writer’s Guide to Punchier, More Engaging Language and Style.
What interesting and expressive language have you found lately?