Quotation by E.B. White

Of course, it may be that the arts of writing and photography are antithetical. The hope and aim of a word-handler is that he may communicate a thought or an impression to his reader without the reader's realizing that he has been dragged through a series of hazardous or grotesque syntactical situations. In photography the goal seems to be to prove beyond a doubt that the cameraman, in his great moment of creation, was either hanging by his heels from the rafters or was wedged under the floor with his lens in a knothole.
E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White (1899–1985), U.S. author, editor. "Shop Talk," The Second Tree from the Corner, Harper & Row (1954).
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