Long sentences, says writing teacher Roy Peter Clark, "bring clarity, create suspense or magnify emotion."
Short ones pack punch. They're pithy, truthful, Tweetable.
Consider how our world is the better for these bantams:
- Hunger is the best sauce.
- Good is the enemy of the great.
- A little learning is a dangerous thing.
- No man is great if he thinks he is.
- Be sincere, be brief, be seated.
- You can’t always get what you want.
- Eighty percent of success is showing up.
- Easy does it.
- To finish is to win.
- Do, or do not; there is no try.