Quotation by Ernest Hemingway

It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics.
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), U.S. author. Letter, July 23, 1945. Selected Letters, ed. Carlos Baker (1981).

Said of the difficulties of sustaining an epic at a high pitch.
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