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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.
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.
To know the laws is not to memorize their letter but to grasp their full force and meaning.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
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.
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.
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
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.
After the writer's death, reading his journal is like receiving a long letter.
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.'
Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
My heart goes out to a missionary who does not receive regular mail from home. Generally, a letter once a week is a good rule. But on the other hand, too much mail can be damaging to a missionary's morale.
Gordon B. Hinckley
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.
Historically the Puritans left England to escape religious persecution, and they promptly turned around and started persecuting the people they didn't agree with - the scarlet letter A, and the stocks and the dunking board came from that. That puritanism is still there.
Hypocrisy is the scarlet letter in politics.
My first serious attempts at writing were made in 1868, and I took up two very different lines of composition; I wrote some short stories of a very flimsy type, and also a work of a much more ambitious character, 'The Lives of the Black Letter Saints.'
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. It has a unique scent. It requires deciphering. But, most important, it's flawed.
I drank for about 25 years getting over the loss of my father and I took the anger out on myself. I did a good job at beating myself up at sometimes. I don't drink anymore but my alcoholic head occasionally says different. 'Nil By Mouth' was a love letter to my father because I needed to resolve some issues in order to be able to forgive him.
Hopefully as a result of 'The Frozen Ground,' more and more people will be aware of the horrible things that happen to ladies all over the world and give them respect. This movie is a love letter to those victims.
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.
I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, 'I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer.
I became a connoisseur of that nasty thud a manuscript makes when it comes through the letter box.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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