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.
— Mark Twain

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial "we."
Mark Twain editor quote

An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.
— T. S. Eliot

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
— Elbert Hubbard

My dad was an editor and a writer, and that's actually what I aspired to be.
— editor quotation by Anne M. Mulcahy