I have my grandfather's vintage copy of Elements of Style sitting on my console as literary decor. This past week, NY Times celebrated its 50 years. The line below from the article made me laugh. I'm going to put that up on the wall by my writing desk.
“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers,” Dorothy Parker once wrote, “the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of ‘The Elements of Style.’ The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”