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Yet Aristotle's excellence of substance, so far from being associated with the grand style, is associated with something that at times comes perilously near jargon. (Quote by - Irving Babbitt )

Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills and meaningless jargon. (Quote by - William Zinsser )

I think we invent jargon because it saves times talking to one-another. (Quote by - John M. Smith )

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so. (Quote by - Walter Scott)

I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art. (Quote by - Anne Stevenson)

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. (Quote by - English proverb)

You cannot make a crab walk straight. (Quote by - Aristophanes)

The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner. (Quote by - Ezra Pound)

Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon. (Quote by - Edsger Dijkstra)

You can't get blood out of a turnip. (Quote by - English proverb)

You can't write about people out of textbooks, and you can't use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence. (Quote by - Katherine Anne Porter )

Ours is the age of substitutes: instead of language, we have jargon: instead of principles, slogans: and, instead of genuine ideas, bright ideas. (Quote by - Eric Bentley )

Never let me hear that foolish word again. (Quote by - Mirabeau)

I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books. (Quote by - Jean Rostand )

Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon. (Quote by - David Ogilvy )

You must learn to talk clearly. The jargon of scientific terminology which rolls off your tongues is mental garbage. (Quote by - Martin H. Fischer)

Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. (Quote by - Napoleon)

Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners. ( Quote by - G. O. Ashley)

One of the strongest prejudices that one has to overcome when one visits Australia is that created by the weird jargon than passes for English in this country. (Quote by - Valerie Desmond )

Jargon seems to be the place where the right brain and the left brain meet. (Quote by - Wendy Kaminer )

Incomprehensible jargon is the hallmark of a profession. (Quote by - Kingman Brewster, Jr.)


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