"Edited" Blaise Pascal Print
"I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time." - Blaise Pascal
The corrections and editing marks suggested on this long-winded letter form their own, unintended apology for its length. This fun observation has been attributed to many people, but it was Pascal who said it in the "Lettres Provinciales," and it is as true as it is contradictory. Brevity takes time.