I admired what my students were writing, but I think their improvement doesn't directly result from me but from being in a class, being with each other.
I like writing, but I write for self-improvement more than I do for money.
Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
E. L. Doctorow