A Perfect Answer

An admirer once wrote to Rudyard Kipling: “I see you get a dollar a word for your writing. I enclose a check for one dollar. Please send me a sample.”

Kipling responded: “Thanks.”

Beautiful, perfect brevity.  I shall remember this little lesson.

0 thoughts on “A Perfect Answer

  1. Somewhat akin to the story about Calvin Coolidge, also known as “Silent Cal.” Supposedly someone approached him and said, “Mr. President, I have a wager with a friend that I can get you to say three words.”

    Coolidge replied: “You lose!”

  2. My dad always told this joke. The shortest epitaph in the world belongs to the optimist. I? Die?

    Love you! Best on your upcoming wrist work.


  3. Dave, thanks for the great “Silent Cal” quote. My favorite Coolidge quote is: “I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.”

    Of course, there are those times when speaking up is a good thing. Nevertheless …….

  4. Hey, Shel —

    I. Love. That!

    Love you too, my dearest friend. My wrist will work itself out. The rest of me, however, may have a different idea.

    All the best,