Anything worth knowing

The assumption of false authority was a useful writing trick, one I had used again and again, but maybe it's also insidious. After all, it actually means something to know what things are called. If you begin to assume false authority here, you will be tempted to assume it there, and then everywhere. You cannot share anything worth knowing unless you make it clear what you do not know.

-Tom Bissell, Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation