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I love the rebelliousness of snail mail, and I love anything that can arrive with a postage stamp. There's something about that person's breath and hands on the letter.
Someone who does an act. In a democratic society, you're supposed to be an activist; that is, you participate. It could be a letter written to an editor.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.
A letter does not blush.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I have proved by actual trial that a letter, that takes an hour to write, takes only about 3 minutes to read!
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
We haven't lost romance in the digital age, but we may be neglecting it. In doing so, antiquated art forms are taking on new importance. The power of a handwritten letter is greater than ever. It's personal and deliberate and means more than an e-mail or text ever will.
Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious lives.
All these tales of people sitting down and composing symphonies just as though they were writing a letter are very much exaggerated; at least, it isn't that way in my work.
I was a baseball player at North Central High School in Spokane, Washington even though I was all-city in basketball, even when I signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at Washington State.
My aunt is a newscaster in Lubbock, Texas, and she got a letter that said, 'Natalie Maines will be shot dead at their show in Dallas, Texas,' with the date of our concert. It was freaky to see that in writing.
It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
Pope Gregory VII
Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.
I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wake-up letter.
I got a chain letter by fax. It's very simple. You just fax a dollar bill to everybody on the list.
You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation.
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool.
A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir.
When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say.
I did write a letter to the archdiocese who'd banned the song, Only the Good Die Young, asking them to ban my next record.
The joy I get from winning a major championship doesn't even compare to the feeling I get when a kid writes a letter saying: 'Thank you so much. You have changed my life.'
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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