Letters Quotes

Letters have to pass two tests before they can be classed as good: they must express the personality both of the writer and of the recipient.
– E. M. Forster

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I consider it a good rule for letter writing to leave unmentioned what the recipient already knows, and instead tell him something new.
– Sigmund Freud

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If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don’t. And the advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing.
– Edward Bulwer Lytton

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I answer 20,000 letters a year and so many couples are having problems because theyare not getting the right proteins and vitamins.
– Dame Cartland

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Or don’t you like to write letters. I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something.
– Ernest Hemingway

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I am confident that no boy, who will not be allured to letters without blows, will ever be brought to anything with them.
– Sir Richard Steele

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In an age like ours, which is not given to letter writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people’s lives.
– Anatole Broyard

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All letters, methinks, should be free and easy as one’s discourse,not studiedasanoration, normadeup of hard words like a charm.
– Dorothy Osborne

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Madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? Only with those in verse, Mr Witwoud. I never pin up my hair with prose.
– William Congreve

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Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine.
– Samuel Butler

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Don’t you like to write letters? I do because it’s such a swell way to keep fromworking and yet feel you’ve done something.
– Ernest Millar

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I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you;of squeezing it into little inkdrops, And posting it.
– Amy Lowell

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And none will hear the postman’s knock Without a quickening of the heart. For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
– W.H. Auden

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Curle (who is one of the new terrors of Death) has been writing letters to every body for memoirs of his life.
– John Arbuthnot

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