Here’s another little quote. This one made me LOL. It’s from A Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeier.
When he was in his early thirties, five or six years before he died, he had taught journalism at Columbia University and been astonished to discover how many of his students — some of the finest in the city, mind you — were incapable of writing a good opening sentence. Not only did they bury their leads, they burned them, dismembered them, and then buried them. This had been one of his favorite classroom jokes, though it had never gotten as much as a single laugh.