“[English] becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.”

In George Orwell’s 1946 essay, “Politics and the English Language”, he encourages the use of precise and detailed prose to combat, not only the degradation of the English language, but of our thoughts.

Once again, “in order to think you have to write”.