Katherine Anne Porter
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
You can't write about people out of textbooks, and you can't use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence.
Katherine Anne Porter, Interview in Writers at Work, 1963
Posted on June 19, 2003 at 8:11 PM