I could have made a neat retort but didn't, for I was flurried and didn't think
of it till I was downstairs.
- Mark Twain in Eruption (relating to Horace Greeley)
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But not many would think of that. They would think of it next day, but that
is the difference between talent and the imitation of it. Talent thinks of it
at the time.
- "Three Thousand Years among the Microbes"
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