Letters Quotes

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
– Walt Whitman

I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
– Blaise Pascal

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
– Jacques Barzun

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

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

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

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

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

Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.
– Lord Chesterfield

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

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

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

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

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

There are certain people whom one feels almost inclined to urge to hurry up and die so that their letters can be published.
– Christopher Morley

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

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

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

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

Nobody knowshow towrite letters; and yet onehas ’em, one does not know why.├ÂThey serve one to pin up one’s hair.
– William Congreve