"In short, Mr. Editor, you have taken a lovely noun --- and made it into an obscene verb. Viz, 'to orgasm.'"
The Ghost Writer
"I turn sentences around. That's my life. I write a sentence and then I turn it around. Then I look at it and I turn it around again. Then I have lunch."
"By variously pursing our lips and flapping our tongue around in our mouth rather in the manner of a freshly landed fish, we shape each passing puff of air into a series of loosely differentiated plosives, fricatives, gutturals, and other minor atmospheric disturbances."