Passive Voice Quotes

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Charles Baxter
“There is such a thing as the poetry of a mistake, and when you say, "Mistakes were made," you deprive an action of its poetry, and you sound like a weasel.”
Charles Baxter, Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction

Mignon Fogarty
“...passive voice is better than writing out a humongous number and taking the risk that your readers' brains will be numb by the time they get to the verb.”
Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing (Quick & Dirty Tips)

John Green
“Fights were recounted, battles won amid wars sure to be lost; hope was clung to; families were both celebrated and denounced; it was agreed that friends just didn't get it; tears were shed; comfort proffered.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars