Quotes / Beige Prose

"Adjectives are unnecessary."

"Good prose is like a window pane."

"Sometimes, it's unavoidable to say, 'You miss. He hits. You take 7 damage.'"
Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeon Master's Guide

"He came to the river. The river was there."
Ernest Hemingway, "Big Two-Hearted River"

"If I started to write elaborately, or like someone introducing or presenting something, I found that I could cut that scrollwork or ornament out and throw it away and start with the first true simple declarative sentence I had written."
Ernest Hemingway, "Moveable Feast"

"Prose is architecture, not interior decoration, and the Baroque is over."

"He has never used a word where the reader might check his usage by a dictionary."

"If you are writing an outline, write with short simple sentences that tell clearly what is happening."