A letter does not blush.
Never write a letter while you are angry.
- Chinese Proverb
Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.
- Shana Alexander
A woman seldom writes her Mind, but in her Postscript.
- Richard Steele
Never write a letter if you can help it, and never destroy one!
- John A. MacDonald
The one good thing about not seeing you is that I can write you letters.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva
It takes two to write a letter as much as it takes two to make a quarrel.
- Elizabeth Drew
If you must reread old love letters, better pick a room without mirrors.
- Mignon McLaughlin
And of the pangs of absence to remove By letters, soft interpreters of love.
- Matthew Prior
Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.
- Lord Byron
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.
- Johann Wolfgang
What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters. You can’t reread a phone call.
- Liz Carpenter
Ek gret effect men write in place lite; Th’entente is al, and nat the lettres space.
- Geoffrey Chaucer
I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage.
- Henry David Thoreau
Men ignorant of letters, studious for their bellies, and ignominiously lazy.
- George Sandys
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
- Phyllis Theroux
Letters to absence can a voice impart, And lend a tongue when distance gags the heart.
- Horace Walpole
To acknowledge the receipt of letters is always proper, to remove doubts of their miscarriage.
- George Washington
A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.
- Emily Dickinson
A strange volume of real life in the daily packet of the postman. Eternal love and instant payment!
- Douglas Jerrold
A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudistönothing shields him from the world’s gaze except his bare skin.
- E. B. White
Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.
- Sydney Smith
Nobody knowshow towrite letters; and yet onehas ‘em, one does not know why.öThey serve one to pin up one’s hair.
- William Congreve
And none will hear the postman’s knock Without a quickening of the heart. For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
- W.H. Auden
I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you;of squeezing it into little inkdrops, And posting it.
- Amy Lowell
Don’t you like to write letters? I do because it’s such a swell way to keep fromworking and yet feel you’ve done something.
- Ernest Millar
There are certain people whom one feels almost inclined to urge to hurry up and die so that their letters can be published.
- Christopher Morley
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
Madam, do you pin up your hair with all your letters? Only with those in verse, Mr Witwoud. I never pin up my hair with prose.
- William Congreve
All letters, methinks, should be free and easy as one’s discourse,not studiedasanoration, normadeup of hard words like a charm.
- Dorothy Osborne
In an age like ours, which is not given to letter writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people’s lives.
- Anatole Broyard
I am confident that no boy, who will not be allured to letters without blows, will ever be brought to anything with them.
- Sir Richard Steele
Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.
- Lord Chesterfield
Or don’t you like to write letters. I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something.
- Ernest Hemingway
I answer 20,000 letters a year and so many couples are having problems because theyare not getting the right proteins and vitamins.
- Dame Cartland
If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don’t. And the advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing.
- Edward Bulwer Lytton
I consider it a good rule for letter writing to leave unmentioned what the recipient already knows, and instead tell him something new.
- Sigmund Freud
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
Chain letters are the postal equivalent of intestinal flu: you get it and pass it along to your friends.
- Bob Garfield