Quotes by letters
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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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
American poet 1819-1892
Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
Elwyn Brooks White
American writer 1899-1985
A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist - nothing shields him from the world's gaze except his bare skin. A writer, writing away, can always fix himself up to make himself more presentable, but a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time.
British Author 1912-1990
A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.
Australian comedian, actor, artist, and author 1934-
Although there were many who did the dirty on him in the envious world of letters, Stephen* never let any of them live rent-free in his brain.Source: My Life as Me: A Memoir
American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist and musician 1961-1994
Courtroom for Ted Bundy's trial is packed with women, trying to meet him and give him love letters and wedding-fucking-proposals...and the first thought that enters my mind is, And I'm not getting laid. What am I doing wrong?Source: Arizona Bay
In Poland born English writer 1857-1924
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
American writer and publisher 1859-1915
Grammar is the grave of letters.
Anna C. Brackett
American philosopher and feminist 1836-1911
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.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage.
American author 1951-
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.
American author and journalist 1952-
I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words.
English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941-
I'm fascinated by the idea that genetics is digital. A gene is a long sequence of coded letters, like computer information. Modern biology is becoming very much a branch of information technology.
English writer 1709-1784
In a man's letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters are only the mirror of his breast, whatever passes within him is shown undisguised in its natural process. Nothing is inverted, nothing distorted, you see systems in their elements, you discover actions in their motives.
Irish writer 1854-1900
In old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
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