Blaise Pascal.

Thank you so much to the wordpress side bar for the following citation de Blaise Pascal, which so perfectly sums up the thought behind every message I ever write to anyone (translation by wordpress; could be changed, but I think it captures the sentiment):

Je n’ai fait cette lettre-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.

“I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.”