Happy Monday Posts #29: Brevity

Tonight, I present a few quotes on brevity. (The late hour I am posting should explain the topic choice … and the short introduction.)


“I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter.” — Blaise Pascal (from The Provincial Letters:  Letter 16, 1657)


“It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” — Friedrich Nietzsche


“I’d like to get away from earth awhile/And then come back to it and begin over./May no fate wilfully misunderstand me/And half grant what I wish and snatch me away/Not to return. Earth’s the right place for love:/I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.” — Robert Frost (from Birches)


“Like all sweet dreams, it will be brief, but brevity makes sweetness, doesn’t it?” — Stephen King (from 11/22/63)


About juliarogers4

Julia L. Rogers is an accomplished writer, editor and storyteller who believes wholeheartedly in the power of language to capture life’s most extraordinary moments and ideas. She uses it to forge intensely-personal, meaningful connections between people and colorful perspectives.

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