The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.