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I don't write letters anymore.
George H. W. Bush
I've got many letters from Muslim organizations thanking me for making 'Kingdom of Heaven.'
When I was younger, my mother and I, we'd have these crazy, crazy fights. Everyone would storm out mad, and the only way that I'd be able to express myself was to write her. We would write letters back and forth for days. When I'm writing, I feel uninterrupted. I write what I'm going through and how I see it.
Since I was 20 years old, I've been a kind of corporation. I'd wake up in the morning and my job was to be 'Bonnie Raitt' in capital letters.
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.
I'm always mystified by the day-to-day workings of entities like Twitter that provide framework but not content, but I suppose it could be compared to the U.S. Postal Service, which manages to keep a lot of people employed doing lots of stuff other than writing letters.
At present I answer about 100 letters a month, and read 300 emails.
I will say overwhelmingly what means so much more to me than the opinion of one reviewer are the letters I get from fans who tell me how a particular book has changed their life.
I recognise my old self in a lot of the letters I get from single women who are unrealistic about what they want.
The letters from jail are always disconcerting.
For designers, the rigidity of an alphabet presents a never-ending artistic challenge: How do you do something new and still preserve the letters' essential forms?
I'm pretty sure people are going to start writing letters again once the email fad passes.
Don't fear anything for your letters, they are burnt one by one and I hope you do the same with mine.
I mean, I get letters in the mail because I had a heart defect when I was one, I had surgeries and stuff. And so you get these letters in the mail that just, they are crazy, they are just like, yes, well our son is dealing with the same thing and we saw you on TV and I mean it is such a cool thing to inspire and kind of give hope.
I'm really in touch with my fans. Through their emails, letters and stories is how I decide what music I'm going to perform.
Temple was a man of the world amongst men of letters, a man of letters amongst men of the world.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
I started on computers with 'Billy Bathgate,' a little orange screen with black letters. I thought it was really cool, but it actually slowed me up for a while because it's so easy to revise, I tended to stay on the same page. I've learned to discipline myself.
E. L. Doctorow
Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came, if they are in opposition to human rights, are nothing but dead letters.
People can lie in letters, but they tend not to. They certainly lie in memoirs.
E-mails, phone calls, Web sites, videos. They're still all letters, basically, and they've come to outnumber old-fashioned conversations. They are the conversation now.
The only problem I've had with my Vox wah is its tendency to move around on the floor. So now it sits on a rubber mat that says in big letters, 'Kirk's Wah-Wah Rug.'
I work in the house next to where I live. We bought a smaller house that I use as my office and the place where my two employees work... We've got tens of thousands of letters from kids stored all over the house in places you would usually put dishes and other things like that.
When an actor has money, he doesn't send letters, but telegrams.
I received thousands of letters of support from all around the world, all because I wanted to go to school.
I'm much more into old-world, intimate conversations on the phone. I like to write letters.
Kimora Lee Simmons
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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