L’esprit de l’escalier
[Spirit of the staircase]

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French editor, philosopher
Paradoxe sur le Comédien (1773-1777)

Alt trans. "Staircase inspiration." A reference to the remarks/retorts one only thinks of too late, as when descending the stairs of a building after an encounter inside.

Added on 4-Dec-08 | Last updated 21-Sep-10
Link to this post
More quotes by Diderot, Denis

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *