Notes

5. Kill (or murder) your darlings is a popular recommendation in design education and practice. The phrase is originally attributed to Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, who addressed it to authors: “Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it - whole-heartedly - and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings” (Quiller-Couch 1914).