Re: Help ID a quote...

Subject: Re: Help ID a quote...
From: Robert Heath <robert -dot- heath -at- FRITZ -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 14:15:13 -0700

Sally wrote:

> I need to find a quote, and identify it. I have read it
> numerous times,
> but now that I want it...
>
> I think it is by Mark Twain and it says something to the
> effect that he
> would write a shorter story (or whatever) if he had more time-pointing
> out it is harder and takes more time to write concisely.
>
> Can anyone help with this?
>
>

The quotation, I believe, actually comes from Blaise Pascal. I remember a
French professor alluding to it a long time ago in college. As to where you
might find it, how about Bartlett's Quotations, which are on the web at:

http://www.columbia.edu/acis/bartleby/bartlett/

Cheers,
Robert
*****************
Robert Heath
Technical Writer
Fritz Companies, Inc.
San Francisco, CA

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