Quotations on Letters

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My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

Aside from sales, the letters from readers have been primarily positive.
- Jean M. Auel
(Keywords: Positive, Letters, Sales)

It was my study of the two Corinthian letters that first caused me to concentrate my attention more directly on the relation of the apostle Paul to the older apostles.
- Ferdinand Christian Baur
(Keywords: Attention, First, Letters, Study)

I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool!
- Catherine Bell
(Keywords: People, Character, Girls, Kids, Letters, Pretty, Teenagers, Want)

I've had songs written during the Falklands war, and during the first Gulf war I got letters from soldiers saying they were listening to these songs, like Island of no return.
- Billy Bragg
(Keywords: War, First, Letters, Listening, Saying, Soldiers, Songs)

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown
(Keywords: Friendship, Letters, Needs, Silly, Weather)

Most well-known serial killers have victims numbering in the dozens, have sent taunting letters to the police or have done bizarre things to the bodies.
- Pat Brown
(Keywords: Bizarre, Letters, Police, Victims)

Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste.
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Keywords: Art, Nature, Morality, Letters, Man, Rules, Taste)

There's always a great deal of business to be transacted in one's office. There are always visitors it seems to me, an unending stream of them, who come with letters of recommendation, or come actually on substantive business.
- David Bruce
(Keywords: Business, Letters, Office)

If I'm just at the White House, I have meetings in my office, I sign letters, I plan different things. Late in the afternoon, I'll quit working and wait for my husband to get home.
- Laura Bush
(Keywords: Home, Husband, Letters, Meetings, Office)

I even got letters form kids in hospitals saying the music is what keeps them going, and that really touched my heart.
- Tom Cochrane
(Keywords: Music, Heart, Hospitals, Kids, Letters, Saying)

I get letters from readers who say that they have always hated reading, but somebody suggested one of my books, they actually finished the book and enjoyed it, and they're going on to read another book. I'm thrilled that they have figured out that reading is fun.
- Caroline B. Cooney
(Keywords: Books, Fun, Letters, Reading)

The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren't sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters.
- David Crane
(Keywords: Time, Being, Games, Hearing, Letters, Writers, Writing)

I tell writers to keep reading, reading, reading. Read widely and deeply. And I tell them not to give up even after getting rejection letters. And only write what you love.
- Anita Diament
(Keywords: Love, Letters, Reading, Rejection, Writers)

Over the last two years, I have been able to comb through The Prince's archives. I have been free to read his journals, diaries and many thousands of the letters.
- Jonathan Dimbleby
(Keywords: Diaries, Letters, Years)

A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.
- Lawrence Durrell
(Keywords: Love, Letters, Man, Woman)

Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them.
- James Fallows
(Keywords: Enemies, Letters, Mail)

This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Country, Letters, Right)

When I was a kid in Houston, we were so poor we couldn't afford the last 2 letters, so we called ourselves po'.
- George Foreman
(Keywords: Houston, Letters, Poor)

The man of science, like the man of letters, is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract, selecting in his consideration only a single side of our complex and many-sided being.
- James G. Frazer
(Keywords: Science, Being, Consideration, Letters, Man, Mankind)

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway
(Keywords: Patriotism, English, Letters, Man)

More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic.
- John Hall
(Keywords: Sympathy, Contempt, Expression, Letters, Poor)

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past, we have arrived.
- Knut Hamsun
(Keywords: Age, Letters, Old, Past)

After eight months of one of the most intensive public and private investigations in American history, no one - no one - has come up with a shred of evidence that I had anything to do with the anthrax letters. I have never worked with anthrax. I know nothing about this matter.
- Steven Hatfill
(Keywords: History, American, Letters, Months, Nothing, Public)

Ladies and gentlemen, on the occasion of my election I received many letters from people representing all segments of the population and all professions, especially from the younger generation, linking my inauguration with great - far too great - expectations.
- Gustav Heinemann
(Keywords: People, Expectations, Ladies, Gentlemen, Letters, Population)

Well, I know that I'll never forget that, but also I won't forget the hundreds of people who sent me letters, telegrams, and postcards during that World Series. There wasn't a single nasty message. Everybody tried to say something nice.
- Gil Hodges
(Keywords: People, Forget, Letters, World)

Lives of great men oft remind us as we o'er their pages turn, That we too may leave behind us - Letters that we ought to burn.
- Thomas Hood
(Keywords: Men, Letters, May)

If I loved all the world as I do you, I shouldn't write books to it: I should only write letters to it, and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy.
- Laurence Housman
(Keywords: Books, Letters, World)

I have always been a writer of letters, and of long ones; so, when I first thought of writing a book in the form of letters, I knew that I could do it quickly and easily.
- Laurence Housman
(Keywords: Thought, First, Letters, Writer, Writing)

I had never thought of myself as a dramatist, and, for really good technical results, the thought came too late: a man of letters has become too wordy to write economically for the stage.
- Laurence Housman
(Keywords: Thought, Letters, Man, Results)

To be a philosophical sceptic is, in a man of letters, the first and most essential to being a sound, believing Christian.
- David Hume
(Keywords: Christian, Being, First, Letters, Man, Sound)

Over the last couple of years I have gotten an average of 2,000 letters a week from fans.
- Davy Jones
(Keywords: Fans, Letters, Years)

You know these love letters mix with whisky, just don't light a match when you kiss me.
- Jon Bon Jovi
(Keywords: Love, Kiss, Letters, Light)

I have always loved the process of making the music, reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music, have children to my music and play my music at their funerals.
- Wynonna Judd
(Keywords: Music, Children, Fans, Funerals, Letters, Play, Reading)

When I think of the library of Alexandria and of the fact that, although it burnt down, people continue to sort the letters of the alphabet according to that tradition, then that makes certain expressions of modernity, even of interventions on the textual level, possible.
- Alexander Kluge
(Keywords: People, Fact, Letters, Modernity, Tradition)

I receive about 10,000 letters a year from readers, and in the first year after a book is published, perhaps 5,000 letters will deal specifically with that piece of work.
- Dean Koontz
(Keywords: Work, First, Letters, Will)

I get letters from women, and they say, 'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I walked past that same woman, she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?
- Matt Lauer
(Keywords: Love, Women, Letters, Past, Woman)

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Keywords: Army, Challenge, Letters, Newspapers)

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Keywords: Men, Politics, Women, Letters, Vote)

Temple was a man of the world amongst men of letters, a man of letters amongst men of the world.
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Keywords: Men, Temple, Letters, Man, World)

We already know that anonymous letters are despicable. In etiquette, as well as in law, hiring a hit man to do the job does not relieve you of responsibility.
- Judith Martin
(Keywords: Etiquette, Hiring, Job, Law, Letters, Man, Responsibility)

Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful.
- Joyce Maynard
(Keywords: Experience, Letters, Thinking)

If a man wishes to truly not be written about, he would do well not to write letters to 18-year-old girls, inviting them into his life.
- Joyce Maynard
(Keywords: Life, Girls, Letters, Man, Wishes)

I get a lot of letters. Not only from children but from adults, too. Almost every week, every month, clippings come in from some part of the world where ducks are crossing the street.
- Robert McCloskey
(Keywords: Children, Letters, World)

I used to get letters from girl reporters saying that their lives were nowhere near as exciting as Brenda's. I told them that if I made Brenda's life like theirs, nobody would read it.
- Dale Messick
(Keywords: Life, Letters, Saying)

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant man of letters can understand it, seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley and Romanes in the last century.
- Albert J. Nock
(Keywords: Science, Letters, Man)

I wrote that letter, and the one to Nixon. And I wrote more letters, and I thought it might be a magazine article. At that time I sent it to Esquire and Playboy, but anyway, I kept writing, and all of sudden I had enough and thought, well maybe it is a book.
- Don Novello
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Letters, Nixon, Writing)

We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State.
- Major R. Owens
(Keywords: Education, Hope, Children, Giving, Law, Letters, Lies, Parents, Responsibility, Sound, State, states, Will)

If you want to act, you have to devote yourself to it. Send out letters and photos every day, work all the hours under the sun, whatever it takes. If you're not determined, you won't get anywhere.
- Christopher Parker
(Keywords: Work, Act, Day, Letters, Sun, Want)

The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.
- Ezra Pound
(Keywords: Art, Curiosity, End, Letters, Will)



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