Always write as if you are talking to someone. It works. Don't put on any fancy phrases or accents or things you wouldn't say in real life. Maeve Binchy
People will kill you over time, and how they'll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like 'be realistic.' Dylan Moran
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Ronald Reagan
Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases. Evelyn Waugh
Often I listen to songs on repeat for days and days at a time. There's something hypnotic or meditative, and it mirrors the way that I am putting the sentence together, going back over the same phrases again and again. Eleanor Catton