Wednesday, August 4, 2010

quote on brevity

It came up in yesterday's meeting with Helena and Nikolai. It was Pascal.

"Je N'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte"
"I have only made this letter rather long because I have not had time to make it shorter"
Pascal. Lettres provinciales, 16, Dec.14,1656.

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