I love some of her very stark quotes, such as: "I like good strong words that mean something..." Those that have critiqued and edited my work have demonstrated this quote, because they will alter certain words within my writing. I confess that this has always bothered me, because the word they would change it to would be the synonym of the word I had already written. However, their word was usually better, because it was stronger. And it powerfully clarified what I was trying to say. So as Alcott already stated, stronger words are better.
And one of her best quotes that I read was: "I'd rather take coffee than compliments just now." :)