The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.

  • Found on Bartle​by​.com (a let­ter to George Bain­ton), Sep­tem­ber 15, 1888
  • Mark Twain, a.k.a, Samuel Lang­horne Clemens (1835–1910), Wikipedia
1800s · accuracy · American · Author · clever · language · precision · Writer

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