The Saturday Writing quote

IMGP1940“Just as you cannot make your personality interesting by trying to be original, so you cannot make your style, which is an expression of your personality, interesting by trying to emphasize it or beautiful by trying to adorn it.”

— C.E.M. Joad, The Bookmark 93 (1926; repr. 1946), via Bryan Garner, author of Garner’s American Usage, on his daily usage blog