Quote (Plus Commentary): About Information (version 1.5)


One of the biggest problems we face in the world today is not lack of information — but misinformation.

–Whitebeltblogger (or you can substitute anonymous if you like)


You may be wondering why I have to rewrite my previous quote from:


One of the biggest problems we face in the world today is misinformation — not lack of information.

–Whitebeltblogger (or you can substitute anonymous if you like)


to the one at the top.

First, I have to ask you. Which one do you like better? Version 1.0 or 1.5?

Most probably you have chosen the latter (version 1.5). Why do you think it’s better?

You’re right (or if your reason is different, I’m going to tell you mine anyway)… It’s better because the most relevant word in the quote, which is ‘misinformation’ was moved at the end of the sentence.

I was reading a book about writing I bought earlier: Roy Peter Clark’s ‘Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer,’ the second tool was ‘Order words for emphasis.’

The book says that the best words should be placed ideally at the end, the second-best words at the beginning, and the remaining words at the middle of the sentence.

So, if you occasionally make-up your own quote (like me), or you’re a person who writes sentences (we all do, don’t we) then keep that tip (or tool) in mind.

I hope you find this post (or commentary) informative. Enjoy!

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