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
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