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If I had more time #157980
03/29/06 03:00 PM
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If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter

Variously attributed to Ben Franklin, Blaise Pascal, Robert Sayre, Mark Twain. Anyone know for sure who first said it

Thanks all


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Re: If I had more time #157981
03/29/06 04:38 PM
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I thought it was about the speech given by Lincoln, known as the Gettysburg Address, wasn't it? ~ along the lines of "if you wanted a shorter speech I would have needed longer to prepare"...? But I probably misremember.

I have limited time, but this is what I found #157982
03/29/06 06:00 PM
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T.S. Eliot gets the credit, but there’s this telegram exchange:
NEED 2-PAGE SHORT STORY TWO DAYS.
Mark Twain replied:
NO CAN DO 2 PAGES TWO DAYS. CAN DO 30 PAGES 2 DAYS. NEED 30 DAYS TO DO 2 PAGES

Re: I have limited time, but this is what I found #157983
03/29/06 06:40 PM
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Where you been, Dale? I must be a masochist; I've missed you.

Re: I have limited time, but this is what I found #157984
03/29/06 09:28 PM
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Anna, I'm flattered


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Re: I have limited time, but this is what I found #157985
03/30/06 07:57 PM
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