The misuse of language induces evil in the soul.
Pay attention to the sound of words.
Oh it is only a novel... In short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.
A writer and nothing else: a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right.