This is a special quotes edition of Chip Shots.

My coworkers and I recently selected some quotes about writing to display on the walls in our department.

The purpose is threefold: to decorate, to inspire, and to entertain. We selected three quotes, all of which, I believe, are darn good. They both inspire us and remind us of what we’re paid to do.

Anybody can write words on a page. But it’s the job of the writer, and the editor, to make the reader comfortable. The better the writing, the less work for the reader.

This week, I thought I’d simply list the three quotes we selected–consider this the grammar or writing section of this Chip Shots column–as well as some great quotes about golf.

I’m not a big quotes kind of guy. Too often, quotes tend to become cliches because they are so often overused. But I think these are unique and worth listing here.

So, there you have it.

On Writing

When something can be read without great effort, great effort has gone into its writing. -Enrique Jardiel Poncela

You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke. – Arthur Polotnik

Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. -Author Unknown

On Golf

Golf, like measles, should be caught young, for, if postponed to riper years, the results may be serious. – P.G. Wodehouse

Golf is like a love affair. If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart. – Arthur Daley

Golf can be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle. – Author Unknown

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