Quotation by Ernest Hemingway

Actually if a writer needs a dictionary he should not write. He should have read the dictionary at least three times from beginning to end and then have loaned it to someone who needs it. There are only certain words which are valid and similies (bring me my dictionary) are like defective ammunition (the lowest thing I can think of at this time).
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), U.S. author. Letter, March 20, 1953, to the critic Bernard Berenson. Selected Letters, ed. Carlos Baker (1981).

Hemingway's spelling, as shown in his letters, was appalling.
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