“When it was time to write, and he took his pen in his hand, he never thought of consequences; he thought of style. I wonder why I ever bothered with sex, he thought; there’s nothing in this breathing world so gratifying as an artfully placed semicolon.”
– Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety
A great quote with a reminder of the importance of a semicolon to go with it.
Have you read her short stories? Or, rather, quickies?
Not yet, but I have a volume of them sitting on my coffee table right now, waiting to be read when I finish this book.