I have come to believe ... that the stage may do more than teach, that much of our current moral instruction will not endure the test of being cast into a lifelike mold, and when presented in dramatic form will reveal itself as platitudinous and effete. That which may have sounded like righteous teaching when it was remote and wordy, will be challenged afresh when it is obliged to simulate life itself.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact .george eliot
The wordy tale, once told, were hard to tell again.homer
Blessed is the man who having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.george eliot
Stop not, unthinking, every friend you meet To spin your wordy fabric in the street; While you are emptying your colloquial pack, The fiend Lumbago jumps upon his back.