Einstein, Editing Thoughts

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”

The concise, the simple, the subtle are the sibilant sisters of genius. Having a good range of simple to explosive tones/diction/form makes the simple more profound and the explosive more incendiary. One cannot have fortissimo without first establishing pianissimo; it is much easier to play the piano loudly than quietly…

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