“It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.”
I’m not shy about getting wordy if I feel like it, but I think there’s a definitely a risk of muddying up the waters, so to speak. Sometimes to many words can overshadow the essence of what they’re meant to get across. An example: every word past the Nietzsche quote and the first two sentences of this post. I’m still writing them because I feel like it, but I might be taking away from the simple essence of what I’m saying: “sometimes less is more”. If you’re aiming for clarity, for precision, for maximum impact, then that’s not a bad notion to keep in mind.
(An extension of my comment on The Danger of Being A Writer With Potential)