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Re: phasing out my pages

From: Alan Mead
Subject: Re: phasing out my pages
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2022 12:23:59 -0600
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According to this website:

Twain said something remotely related but this quote is better attributed to Pascal. However, it also says I can blame the Chicago Tribune for the misattribution, and I am pleased to do so.

I also have a feeling that people repeat things, so it could also have been said by any number of people.

Some of the quotes that are randomly sampled for my signature are gathered from the Internet and of dubious attribution, but I happen to have just re-read "A Wizard of Earthsea" and I can vouch for today's quote (or something essentially the same). I forget who said it, but it pertains to the main plot of that novel where Ged has to defeat an antagonist described as a "shadow."


On 2/4/2022 11:12 AM, John Darrington wrote:
On Thu, Feb 03, 2022 at 04:13:28PM -0600, Alan Mead wrote:
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. -- Mark Twain

Do you have a reference for this quote?  I have variously seen this phrase 
to Blaise Pascal, Mohandas Gandhi, Antoinne du St. Exupery and George V - but 
this is
the first time I've seen Mark Twain as the source.



Alan D. Mead, Ph.D.
President, Talent Algorithms Inc.

science + technology = better workers

Have you never thought how danger must surround power as shadow does

-- Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea (1968)

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