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!”
    Dave

  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.

    S

  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 …….

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