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)

Telling your story out loud is the way human beings communicate. We don't normally think up words, translate how to spell them and then move our fingers up and down over this randomly arranged set of keys to make the same letters appear on a screen.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Letters, Words)

At present I answer about 100 letters a month, and read 300 emails.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Letters, Present)

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)

He who receives a great many letters demanding answer, sees himself as if engaged in a hopeless struggle of one man against the rest of the world.
- Anna C. Brackett
(Keywords: Letters, Man, Rest, Struggle, World)

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)

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
(Keywords: Letters, Man, Sound, Wine)

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)

My songs are just little letters to me.
- Ani DiFranco
(Keywords: Letters, Songs)

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)

One serious drawback about letters is that, in order to get them, one must send some out. When it comes to the mail, I feel it is better to receive than to give.
- Joseph Epstein
(Keywords: Letters, Mail, Order)

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)

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
(Keywords: Letters, Personality, Tests, Writer)

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 reviewing the polygraph charts in private, the polygraph examiner told me that I had passed and that he believed I had nothing to do with the anthrax letters.
- Steven Hatfill
(Keywords: Letters, Nothing)

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)

I have had nothing to do in any way, shape or form with the mailing of these anthrax letters, and it is extremely wrong for anyone to contend or suggest that I have.
- Steven Hatfill
(Keywords: Letters, Nothing, Wrong)

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)

Among the letters my readers write me, there is a certain category which is continuously growing, and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.
- Herman Hesse
(Keywords: Letters, Literature)

Judging from the letters I've received from obviously feeble-minded persons who wish I would write another These Old Shades, it ought to sell like hot cakes.
- Georgette Heyer
(Keywords: Letters, Old)

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)

I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications.
- Casey Kasem
(Keywords: Letters, Reading)

I like the storytelling and reading the letters, the long-distance dedications. Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level, you're really connecting.
- Casey Kasum
(Keywords: Letters, 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)



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