As a writer, I find my writing style can be best described with this analogy:
I find that the best way to get from point A to point B, is to start at point C, work backward to point A, make a stop at point D for a martini, get lost in points D-F, and eventually make it to point A, at which time I realize point B was right next to it the whole time and I've wasted an hour and a half and $15 on gas.
Which explains why I was confused when I got a fortune cookie the other night that said:
Sometimes the best way to express yourself is to say it in as few words as possible. I know the Chinese are smart, but there must be some kind of mistake.