Quote of the Day

People often use the passive voice because it’s indirect, polite, unaggressive, and admirably suited to making thoughts seem as if no one had personally thought them and deeds seem as if nobody had done them, so that nobody need take responsibility. Thus the passive is beloved of bureaucrats and timid academics…

From ‘Steering the Craft’ by Ursula K. LeGuin.

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One Response to “Quote of the Day”

  1. kvams Says:

    ‘Is beloved’ is passive, no? Oh, the irony.

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