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

I suppose some editors are failed writers; but so are most writers.
— T. S. Eliot

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
— T. S. Eliot

Buy good books, and read them; the best books are the commonest, and the last editions are always the best, if the editors are not blockheads.
— editor quotation by Lord Chesterfield