To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere, without moving anything but your heart.
A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.
Letter writing is the only device combining solitude with good company.
A letter is never ill-timed; it never interrupts. Instead it waits for us to find the opportune minute, the quiet moment to savor the message. There is an element of timelessness about letter writing.
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.
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.
Letter writing is an excellent way of slowing down this lunatic helterskelter universe long enough to gather one’s thoughts
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
I have now attained the true art of letter-writing, which we are always told, is to express on paper exactly what one would say to the same person by word of mouth.
I consider it a good rule for letter-writing to leave unmentioned what the recipient already knows, and instead tell him something new.
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.
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
Letter-writing on the part of a busy man or woman is the quintessence of generosity.
Music has seven letters, writing has twenty-six notes
You have a touch in letter writing that is beyond me. Something unexpected, like coming round a corner in a rose garden and finding it still daylight.
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.
real letter-writing ... is founded on a need as old and as young as humanity itself, the need that one human being has of another.
A letter is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises. One ought to reserve an hour a week for receiving letters and afterwards take a bath.
It does me good to write a letter which is not a response to a demand, a gratuitous letter, so to speak, which has accumulated in me like the waters of a reservoir.
I like writing letters and receiving letters. It's a shame that we've lost the art of letter-writing and saving correspondence. I mourn that.
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.
Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.
Yes, letter writing is antiquated - though there remain a few renegades who still so treasure the luxury of contemplating their lives in letters that they would rather write than call.
To read, write, and converse in due proportions, is, therefore, the business of a man of letters.
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.
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