2 Maccabees 15:38

38 If it is well written and to the point, I am pleased; if it is poorly written and uninteresting, I have still done my best.

2 Maccabees 15:38 In-Context

36 By unanimous vote it was decided that this day would never be forgotten, but would be celebrated each year on the eve of Mordecai's Day, which is the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, called Adar in Aramaic.
37 That is how things turned out for Nicanor. The city of Jerusalem remained in the possession of the Jewish people from that time on, so I will end my story here.
38 If it is well written and to the point, I am pleased; if it is poorly written and uninteresting, I have still done my best.
39 We know it is unhealthy to drink wine or water alone, whereas wine mixed with water makes a delightfully tasty drink. So also a good story skillfully written gives pleasure to those who read it. With this I conclude.