The Importance of Being Brief

George Caleb Bingham - Stump Speaking
One false word, one extra word, and somebody’s thinking about how they have to buy paper towels at the store. Brevity is very important. If you’re going to be longwinded, it should be for a purpose. Not just because you like your words.
Patricia Marx

2 Replies to “The Importance of Being Brief”

  1. I have not read the book. Contestant number 3 – but I needed more info re ‘So runs the Fate’ and Lily’s ‘sequestered childhood’.

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