Most popular letters quotes
Letters are expectation packed in an envelope.
There is nothing like sealing a letter to inspire a fresh thought.
A letter is a soliloquy, but a letter with a postscript is a conversation.
Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; For, thus friends absent speak.
I never received more than one or two letters in my life . . . that were worth the postage.
What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human handclasp.
The post is the grand connecting link of all transactions. Those who are absent, by its means become present; it is the consolation of life.
Two types that had far better leave to their betters the civilized art of exchanging letters are those who disdain to make any response, and those who infallibly answer at once.
We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last we destroy them out of discretion, and so disappears the most beautiful, the most immediate breath of life, irrevocably for ourselves and for others.
Perhaps one of the reasons why letters are so hard to write and so much harder to read is that people confine themselves to news – in other words think nothing worth writing except that which would not be worth saying.
It is the immemorial privilege of letter-writers to commit to paper things they would not say: to write in a more grandiose manner than that in which they speak: and to enlarge upon feelings which would be passed by unnoticed in conversation.