Long or Short?

Portrait of Blaise Pascale 1623 - 1662
Portrait of Blaise Pascale 1623 – 1662

“I have only made this letter longer because I have not had time to make it shorter” Blaise Pascale (Letter 16, 1657) “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” Marc Twain I don’t know what Twain’s awareness of Pascale was when he wrote the first quote, in fact I got confused trying to find the owner of this sentiment but it seems they were connected across centuries by their thoughts. We’ve invited Tony Grisoni, film maker to come and discuss editing with us, and the implications of the choice to edit or not to edit.

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