“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” — Gary Provost
You never know where inspiration is going to come from. It could be a book you read, a moment you witness, or a line you read in the instruction manual of a product.
Wait, what was that last one? Turns out there’s an entire blog dedicated to life advice from machines. Here are my seven favorite.
Unintentionally Profound Life Advice from Machines
1. Choose Yes
2. Peel and Remove
3. Compose New Message
4. Input Value
5. Assume No Fault
6. Seat Yourself
7. Run Unattended