Note to self:
When writing, watch out for quotation marks. They have the visual effect of gnat clusters. I just took out about 2 dozen of them in an old post of mine.
They come in pairs, at least ideally, though I've left some hanging by themselves, I'm sure. I don't use them unnecessarily, technically, but there is more to it than that, isn't there?
The same goes for parentheses.