To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself... Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.
Letter to Emeline Beach, 2/10/1868
Friday, August 04, 2006
Quote of the Day, 8/4/06
Many thanks to www.twainquotes.com for supplying a quick reference that contained exactly what I was looking for tonight. The following is excerpted from a letter written by Mark Twain: