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George Bernard Shaw did not say it, it was Mark Twain http://thinkexist.com/quotation/i_didn-t_have_time_to_write_a_short_letter-so_i/338386.html The earliest attributable use of this phrase was by Blaise Pascal (1623-1662). Abraham Lincoln also later used it, I'm pretty sure before Mark Twain. Shaw was at best fourth.

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Q: Who said I am sorry to have written such a long letter but I did not have time to write a short one?
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