Words at Play : Favorite Quotations About Words, Vol. 1

#7: Clear Language 

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.

– George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946

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