So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do.
Dead Poets Society, 1989 (via pass-that)
Oh, for a silver-tongued devil speaking words of love…
A hot-house for the flowering of images lovely, enchanting, graceful, lyrical, evocative and captivating. For the display of thoughts intriguing, provocative, surprising, rapturous, silly and profound. Call out the Adjective Police; I think I've just committed excessive use of flowery language. What a naughty writer!