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1. “We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt--I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted--and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.”

Tags : Dreams Letters Love Love At First Sight Power Of Words Writing
Source : Clockwork Prince

2. “The stars are brilliant at this time of night and I wander these streets like a ritual I don’t dare to break for darling, the times are quite glorious.I left him by the water’s edge,still waving long after the ship was goneand if someone would have screamed my name I wouldn’t have heard for I’ve said goodbye so many times in my short life that farewells are a muscular task and I’ve taught them well. There’s a place by the side of the railway near the lake where I grew up and I used to go there to burry things and start anew. I used to go there to say goodbye. I was young and did not know many people but I had hidden things inside that I never dared to show and in silence I tried to kill them, one way or the other,leaving sin on my body scrubbing tears off with saltand I built my rituals in farewells. Endings I still cling to. So I go to the ocean to say goodbye.He left that morning, the last words still echoing in my headand though he said he’d come back one day I know a broken promise from a right onefor I have used them myself and there is no coming back.Minds like ours are can’t be tamed and the price for freedom is the price we pay.I turned away from the oceanas not to fall for its pleafor it used to seduce and consume meand there was this one nighta few years back and I was not yet accustomed to farewellsand just like now I stood waving long after the ship was gone.But I was younger then and easily fooledand the ocean was deep and dark and blueand I took my shoes off to let the water freeze my bones.I waded until I could no longer walk and it was too cold to swim but still I kept on walking at the bottom of the sea for I could not tell the difference between the ocean and the lack of someone I loved and I had not yet learned how the task of moving on is as necessary as survival.Then days passed by and I spent them with my work and now I’m writing letters I will never dare to send.But there is this one day every year or sowhen the burden gets too heavyand I collect my belongings I no longer needand make my way to the ocean to burn and drown and start anewand it is quite wonderful, setting fire to my chains and flames on written wordsand I stand there, starring deep into the heat until they’re all gone. Nothing left to hold me back.You kissed me that morning as if you’d never done it before and never would again and now I write another letter that I will never dare to send, collecting memories of loss like chains wrapped around my veins,and if you see a fire from the shore tonightit’s my chains going up in flames. The time of moon i quite glorious. We could have been so glorious.”

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3. “Innocence is the beginning of ignorance. Experience is the end of stupidity.”

Tags : Awareness Books End Enlightenment Erudition Experience Happenstance Ignorance Innocence Knowledge Learning Letters Man Nature Reality Stupidity
Source : Master of Maxims

4. “Ignorance could be said is written in bold letters all over the institution that is supposed to be a shining light to the world”

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5. “May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.”

Tags : Kiss Letters Love Night
Author : Franz Kafka

6. “I have tonight begun reading a stupid, shitty book by Kerouac called Big Sur, and I would give a ball to wake up tomorrow on some empty ridge with a herd of beatniks grazing in the clearing about 200 yards below the house. And then to squat with the big boomer and feel it on my shoulder with the smell of grease and powder and, later, a little blood.”

Tags : 1962 Beatnik Big Sur Correspondence Criticism Hunting Kerouac Letters
Source : The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

7. “Letter make words. Words make stories. And stories can be changed with strong enough magic.”

Tags : Letters Magic Stories Words
Author : Joan Holub
Source : Rapunzel Cuts Loose

8. “If the portraits of our absent friends are pleasant to us, which renew our memory of them and relieve our regret for their absence by a false and empty consolation, how much more pleasant are letters which bring us the written characters of the absent friend.”

Tags : Absence Company Consolation Friends Friendship Images Letters Longing Memories Missing Pictures Pleasure Portraits Regret
Source : The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

9. “Working for OSHA is a horrible job to have. You have to ignore the whistle blowers and send them illegal letters saying that you cannot find any problems. I have a lot of those fraudulent letters, as I have been through OSHA twice. Once as the utility company employee and once as the utility company subcontractor employee. It is a disgusting & blatently corrupt system.”

Tags : Blatent Blower Company Contractor Corrupt Corruption Disgusting Employee Fraudulent Horrible Ignore Illegal Job Letters Lot Osha Problems Send Subcontractor System Utility Whistle Whistleblower Working
Author : Steven Magee

10. “It's funny; in this era of e-mail and voice mail and all those things that even I did not grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy.”

Tags : Intimacy Letters
Source : The Swan Thieves

11. “Our parents are the coolest parents ever. No other generation went on from writing letters to their own parents to sending snapchats to their own kids.”

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12. “...originality is little morethan the fine blending of influences.”

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Author : Teju Cole

13. “I am not a broken heart. I am not collarbones or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn’t know how to handle anything,at any time,and I am not your fault.”

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14. “I am not collarbones or drunken letters never sent. I am not the way I leave or left or didn’t know how to handle anything,at any time,and I am not your fault.”

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15. “I am not a finished poem, and I am not the song you’ve turned me into. I am a detached human being, making my way in a world that is constantly trying to push me aside, and you who send me letters and emails and beautiful gifts wouldn’t even recognise me if you saw me walking down the street where I live tomorrowfor I am not a poem. I am tired and worn out and the eyes you would see would not be painted or inspiredbut empty and weary from drinking too much at all timesand I am not the life of your party who sings and has glorious words to speakfor I don’t speak muchat alland my voice is raspy and unsteady from unhealthy living and not much sleep and I only use it when I sing and I always sing too muchor not at alland never when people are around because they expect poems and symphonies and I am nota poembut an elegyat my bestbut unedited and uncut and not a lot of people want to work with me because there’s only so much you can do with an audio take, with the plug-ins and EQs and I was born distorted, disordered, and I’m pretty fine with that,but others are not.”

Tags : Artist Audio Disordered Drinking Eq Glorious Human Inspired Learning Letters Life Painted Party Poem Poetry Prose Recognize Speak Unsteady Voice Words World
Source : Another Vagabond Lost To Love: Berlin Stories on Leaving & Arriving

16. “To my babies,Merry Christmas. I'm sorry if these letters have caught you both by surprise. There is just so much more I have to say. I know you thought I was done giving advice, but I couldn't leave without reiterating a few things in writing. You may not relate to these things now, but someday you will. I wasn't able to be around forever, but I hope that my words can be.-Don't stop making basagna. Basagna is good. Wait until a day when there is no bad news, and bake a damn basagna.-Find a balance between head and heart. Hopefully you've found that Lake, and you can help Kel sort it out when he gets to that point.-Push your boundaries, that's what they're there for.-I'm stealing this snippet from your favorite band, Lake. "Always remember there is nothing worth sharing, like the love that let us share our name."-Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.-And Laugh a lot. Never go a day without laughing at least once.-Never judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.-Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passions. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.-Be accepting. Of everything. People's differences, their similarities, their choices, their personalities. Sometimes it takes a variety to make a good collection. The same goes for people.-Choose your battles, but don't choose very many.-Keep an open mind; it's the only way new things can get in.-And last but not least, not the tiniest bit least. Never regret.Thank you both for giving me the best years of my life.Especially the last one.Love,Mom”

Tags : Advice Letters Mom
Source : Slammed

17. “it is a marvel that those red-roseleaf lips of yours should be made no less for the madness of music and song than for the madness of kissing.”

Tags : Kissing Letters Love
Author : Oscar Wilde

18. “My letters! all dead paper, mute and white!And yet they seem alive and quiveringAgainst my tremulous hands which loose the stringAnd let them drop down on my knee to-night.This said, -- he wished to have me in his sightOnce, as a friend: this fixed a day in springTo come and touch my hand ... a simple thing,Yet I wept for it! -- this, ... the paper's light ...Said, Dear I love thee; and I sank and quailedAs if God's future thundered on my past.This said, I am thine -- and so its ink has paledWith lying at my heart that beat too fast.And this ... O Love, thy words have ill availedIf, what this said, I dared repeat at last!”

Tags : Courtship Friendship Letters Longing Love Promises Visits
Source : Sonnets from the Portuguese

19. “Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words have the ability to change our lives simply by being next to each other.”

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20. “Think not of the fragility of life, but of the power of books, when mere words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.”

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21. “Two words. Three vowels. Four constenants. Seven letters. It can either cut you open to the core and leave you in ungodly pain or it can free your soul and lift a tremendous weight off you shoulders. The phrase is: It's over.”

Tags : Breaking Up Heartbreak Letters Love Words
Author : Maggi Richard

22. “It will get easier each time, I think. I hope. I just have to keep trying.”

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Author : Jenny Han
Source : To All the Boys I've Loved Before

23. “Did you know I always thought you were braver than me? Did you ever guess that that was why I was so afraid? It wasn't that I only loved some of you. But I wondered if you could ever love more than some of me. I knew I'd miss you. But the surprising thing is, you never leave me. I never forget a thing. Every kind of love, it seems, is the only one. It doesn't happen twice. And I never expected that you could have a broken heart and love with it too, so much that it doesn't seem broken at all. I know young people look at me and think my youth seems so far away, but it's all around me, and you're all around me. Tiger Lily, do you think magic exists if it can be explained? I can explain why I loved you, I can explain the theory of evolution that tells me why mermaids live in Neverland and nowhere else. But it still feels magic. The lost boys all stood at our wedding. Does it seem odd to you that they could have stood at a wedding that wasn't yours and mine? It does to me. and I'm sorry for it, and for a lot, and I also wouldn't change it. It is so quiet here. Even with all the trains and the streets and the people. It's nothing like the jungle. The boys have grown. Everything has grown. Do you think you will ever grow? I hope not. I like to think that even if I change and fade away, some other people won't. I like to think that one day after I die, at least one small particle of me - of all the particles that will spread everywhere - will float all the way to Neverland, and be part of a flower or something like that, like that poet said, the one that your Tik Tok loved. I like to think that nothing's final, and that everyone gets to be together even when it looks like they don't, that it all works out even when all the evidence seems to say something else, that you and I are always young in the woods, and that I'll see you sometime again, even if it's not with any kind of eyes I know of or understand. I wouldn't be surprised if that is the way things go after all - that all things end happy. Even for you and Tik Tok. and for you and me.Always, Your PeterP.S. Please give my love to Tink. She was always such a funny little bug.”

Tags : Beautiful Growing Up Letters Love Peter Pan Remembering Tiger Lily
Source : Tiger Lily

24. “People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”

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25. “Trying to build myself up with the fact that I have done things right that were even good and have had moments that were excellent but the bad is heavier to carry around and feel have no confidence.”

Tags : Confidence Fragments Intimate Notes Letters Marilyn Monroe Poems
Source : Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

26. “It has been our experience that American houses insist on very comprehensive editing; that English houses as a rule require little or none and are inclined to go along with the author's script almost without query. The Canadian practice is just what you would expect--a middle-of-the-road course. We think the Americans edit too heavily and interfere with the author's rights. We think that the English publishers don't take enough editorial responsibility. Naturally, then, we consider our editing to be just about perfect. There's no doubt about it, we Canadians are a superior breed! (in a letter to author Margaret Laurence, dated May, 1960)”

Tags : Canada Editing Humor Letters Publishing Writing
Source : Imagining Canadian Literature: The Selected Letters

27. “I have only made this letter longer because I have not had the time to make it shorter."(Letter 16, 1657)”

Tags : Brevity Conciseness Correspondence Humor Letters Pithy Wit Writing
Author : Blaise Pascal
Source : The Provincial Letters

28. “To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest..”

Tags : Letters Moving On

29. “If I never see you again I will always carry youinsideoutsideon my fingertipsand at brain edgesand in centerscentersof what I am ofwhat remains.”

Tags : Letters
Source : Living on Luck

30. “dear today, i spend all of you pretending i'm okay when i'm not, pretending i'm happy when i'm not, pretending about everything to everyone.”

Tags : Faking It Happiness Letters Okay Pretending
Author : Nina LaCour
Source : Hold Still

31. “More than kisses, letters mingle souls.”

Tags : Letters
Author : John Donne

32. “I might not use capital letters. But I would definitely use an apostrophe…and probably a period. I’m a huge fan of punctuation.”

Tags : Eleanor And Park Grammar Grammar Humor Letters
Source : Eleanor & Park

33. “I have tried to be a man of letters in love with ideas in order to be a wiser and more loving person, hoping to leave the world just a little better than I found it.”

Tags : Idealist Ideas Letters Love Wise
Author : Cornel West
Source : The Cornel West Reader

34. “You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve.”

Tags : Austen Fate Letters
Author : Jane Austen

35. “A real love letter is made of insight, understanding, and compassion. Otherwise it's not a love letter. A true love letter can produce a transformation in the other person, and therefore in the world. But before it produces a transformation in the other person, it has to produce a transformation within us. Some letters may take the whole of our lifetime to write.”

Tags : Home Letters Love Love Letters
Source : Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: 365 days of practical, powerful teachings from the beloved Zen teacher

36. “I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way. You, with all your un-dumb letters, would never write so elementary a phrase as that; perhaps you wouldn’t even feel it. And yet I believe you’ll be sensible of a little gap. But you’d clothe it in so exquisite a phrase that it would lose a little of its reality. Whereas with me it is quite stark: I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. So this letter is just really a squeal of pain. It is incredible how essential to me you have become. I suppose you are accustomed to people saying these things. Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan’t make you love me any the more by giving myself away like this —But oh my dear, I can’t be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly. You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don’t love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defences. And I don’t really resent it.”

Tags : Letters Life Love
Source : The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf

37. “Only write to me, write to me, I love to see the hop and skip and sudden starts of your ink.”

Tags : Letters Words
Author : A.S. Byatt
Source : Possession

38. “Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole life, had written to him. Who would? He had no friends, no other relatives — he didn’t belong to the library, so he’d never even got rude notes asking for books back. Yet here it was, a letter, addressed so plainly there could be no mistake:Mr. H. PotterThe Cupboard under the Stairs4 Privet DriveLittle WhingingSurrey”

Tags : Hogwarts Letters
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

39. “A letter is always better than a phone call. People write things in letters they would never say in person. They permit themselves to write down feelings and observations using emotional syntax far more intimate and powerful than speech will allow.”

Tags : Letters Writing
Source : Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman

40. “He [Uncle Vernon] held up the envelope in which Mrs. Weasley’s letter had come, and Harry had to fight down a laugh. Every bit of it was covered in stamps except for a square inch on the front, into which Mrs. Weasley had squeezed the Dursleys’ address in minute writing.“She did put enough stamps on, then,” said Harry, trying to sound as though Mrs. Weasley’s was a mistake anyone could make.”

Tags : Letters Mrs Weasley Stamps
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

41. “How wonderful it is to be able to write someone a letter! To feel like conveying your thoughts to a person, to sit at your desk and pick up a pen, to put your thoughts into words like this is truly marvelous.”

Tags : Letter Writing Letters
Source : Norwegian Wood

42. “Nemo est qui tibi sapientius suadere possit te ipso: numquam labere, si te audies.(Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself: if you heed yourself, you'll never go wrong.)”

Tags : Cicero Internet Latin Letters Scribonius Curio
Source : Selected Letters

43. “...I is another. If the brass wakes the trumpet, it’s not its fault. That’s obvious to me: I witness the unfolding of my own thought: I watch it, I hear it: I make a stroke with the bow: the symphony begins in the depths, or springs with a bound onto the stage.If the old imbeciles hadn’t discovered only the false significance of Self, we wouldn’t have to now sweep away those millions of skeletons which have been piling up the products of their one-eyed intellect since time immemorial, and claiming themselves to be their authors!”

Tags : Ego Construction Letters Psychoanalysis Rimbaud

44. “An isolated person requires correspondence as a means of seeing his ideas as others see them, and thus guarding against the dogmatisms and extravagances of solitary and uncorrected speculation. No man can learn to reason and appraise from a mere perusal of the writing of others. If he live not in the world, where he can observe the public at first hand and be directed toward solid reality by the force of conversation and spoken debate, then he must sharpen his discrimination and regulate his perceptive balance by an equivalent exchange of ideas in epistolary form.”

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45. “A Writer is Actor, Creator, Director & Producer Of HIS Life. Ask ME anything.”

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46. “A love letter lost in the mail, forgotten, miss delivered and then discovered years later and received by the intended is romantic. A love letter ending up in someone's spam filter is just annoying.”

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Author : B.J. Neblett

47. “Why not fall in love with an artist? Otherwise there are no letters, pictures, paintings and songs for you when you wake up.”

Tags : Art Artists Letters Love Paintings Poems Songs

48. “I am in no mood to fulminate on paper--I wish the two of us were in a room together talking of what matters most, the air thick with affinity. In January a man crawls into a cave of hopelessness; he hallucinates sympathies catching fire. Letters are glaciers, null frigates, trapping us where we are in the moment, unable to carry us on toward truth.”

Tags : Conversations Correspondence Epistolary Glaciers January Letters Soul Mates Winter
Author : Carlene Bauer
Source : Frances and Bernard

49. “Today I bought a small Frosty. This may not seem significant, but the fact is: I'm lactose intolerant. Purchasing a small Frosty, then, is no different than hiring someone to beat me. No different in essence. The only difference, which may or may not be essential, is that, during my torture, I am gazing upon your beautiful employees.”

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Author : Joe Wenderoth
Source : Letters to Wendy's

50. “In plain words, you’ve got to make up your mind to study whatever you undertake, and concentrate your mind on it, and really work at it. This isn’t wisdom. Any damned fool in the world knows it’s true, whether it’s a question of raising horses or writing plays. You simply have to face the prospect of starting at the bottom and spending years learning how to do it.”

Tags : Education Grit Inspirational Letters

51. “All letters of love are Ridiculous. They wouldn’t be love letters if they were not Ridiculous.”

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52. “Whoever has no house now, will never have one. Whoever is alone will stay alone, will sit, read, write long letters through the evening, and wander on the boulevards, up and down, restlessly, while dry leaves are blowing.”

Tags : Alone Autumn Home Letters

53. “Her breast is fit for pearls,But I was not a "Diver" - Her brow is fit for thronesBut I have not a crest,Her heart is fit for home-I- a Sparrow- build thereSweet of twigs and twineMy perennial nest.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Love Poems Poems Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

54. “Oh my darling one, how long you wander from me, how weary I grow of waiting and looking, and calling for you; sometimes I shut my eyes, and shut my heart towards you, and try hard to forget you because you grieve me so, but you'll never go away, oh you never will.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

55. “Your absence insanes me so-- I do not feel so peaceful, when you are gone from me.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

56. “I miss you, mourn for you, and walk the streets alone- often at night, beside, I fall asleep in tears, for your dear face, yet not one word comes back to me. If it is finished, tell me, and I will raise the lid to my box of Phantoms, and lay one more love in; but if it lives and beats still, still lives and beats for me, then say so, and I will strike the strings to one more strain of happiness before I die.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

57. “I think of love, and you, and my heart grows full and warm, and my breath stands still.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

58. “The days will have more hours while you are gone away.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry

59. “How vain it seems to write, when one knows how to feel-- how much more near and dear to sit beside you, talk with you, hear the tones of your voice...Give me strength, Susie, write me of hope and love, and of hearts that endure...”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

60. “Sweet hour, blessed hour, to carry me to you, and to bring you back to me, long enough to snatch one kiss, and whisper goodbye again.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

61. “When you come home, darling, I shant have your letters, but I shall have yourself, which is more-- oh more, and better, than I can even think! I sit here with my little whip, cracking the time away, 'till not an hour is left of it- then you are here! And joy is here-- joy now and forevermore! Tis only a few days, Susie, it will soon go away, yet I say, "go now, this very moment, for I need her- I must have her, oh, give her to me!" Sometimes when I do feel so, I think it may be wrong, and that God will punish me by taking you away; for He is very kind to let me write to you, and to give me your sweet letters, but my heart wants more.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

62. “Who loves you most, and loves you best, and thinks of you when others rest? 'Tis Emilie.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

63. “Oh Susie, I often think that I will try to tell you how very dear you are, and how I'm watching for you, but the words won't come, though the tears will, and I sit down disappointed. Yet, darling, you know it all-- then why do I seek to tell you? I do not know. In thinking of those I love, my reason is all gone from me, and I do fear sometimes that I must make a hospital for the hopelessly insane, and chain myself up there so I won't injure you.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

64. “I need you more and more, and the great world grows wider, and dear ones fewer and fewer, every day that you stay away. My heart goes wandering around and calls for Susie...My heart is full of you; none other than you are in my thoughts, yet when I seek to say to you something not for the world, words fail me. If you were here, we need not talk at all for our eyes would whisper for us and, your hand fast in mine, we would not ask for language.”

Tags : Emily Dickinson Letters Poetry
Source : Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

65. “I write - poignantly, in the most heartfelt way - about how I miss her and how I detest my life in this school and she responds with detailed plans for her future life as an archaeologist or philosopher or - new, this - a veterinary surgeon.”

Tags : Frustration Letters Love Vexation
Author : William Boyd
Source : Any Human Heart

66. “Mr. Tulliver did not willingly write a letter, and found the relation between spoken and written language, briefly known as spelling, one of the most puzzling things in this puzzling world. Nevertheless, like all fervid writing, the task was done in less time than usual, and if the spelling differed from Mrs. Glegg's,- why, she belonged, like himself, to a generation with whom spelling was a matter of private judgment.”

Tags : Letters Spelling Writing
Author : George Eliot

67. “Because thou writest me often, I thank thee ... Never do I receive a letter from thee, but immediately we are together.”

Tags : Company Friendship Letters
Author : Seneca
Source : Letters from a Stoic

68. “Write like you speak with the 'rhythms of human speech,' as William Zinsser said, and in as few words as possible. Use action verbs to carry water.”

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69. “I haven’t written you a poem in years it seems.How can it be my faultwhen the words to describe you have not yet been created?When the alphabet lacks the very letters?How can it be my fault when your loveliness only growsby the time I reach for pen and paper?Tell me how I am at faultwhen I am only a beginner in poemsand you are exquisite poetry?To write you in words is to put a veil upon you.Why must I writewhen I can kiss you instead?”

Tags : Awareness Consciousness Create Describe Experience Harmony Humanity Inspirational Joy Kiss Kojouri Love Poem Loveliness Lover Oneness Pen Poem Sharing Truth Unity Veil Words World Write

70. “As you will have no doubt foreseen... — Kelvin McKenzie, The Sun's editor; Preamble of the letter he sent to the paper's astrologer he was firing”

Tags : Astrology Firing Letters Predictions

71. “Winter arrived with December, and the world continued to suffer the loss of the Internet and most forms of communication. Supply chains were disrupted. The only mass form of personal communication was the letter, and postal workers were having their worst year ever, as they were actually meeded. Food was becoming scarcer and more expensive, as was fuel for vehicles and heating. Major cities experienced riots on a regular basis, spurred on by religious fervor and want. Civilization was on the brink of collapse.”

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Source : The Fridgularity

72. “A poetess is not as selfishas you assume.After months of agonising over her marriage of words—the bride—and spaces—the groom,she knows that as soonas she has penned the poem,it’s yours to consume.So, without giving it a think,she blows on the inkand the letters fly awaylike dandelions on a windy day,landing on hands and lips, on hearts and hips.But more often than not,you can easily spotthem trodden and forgotten,becoming sodden and rotten.Yet, she will continue to makewhat’s others to takebecause selfishness is not the mark of a poetess.”

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73. “Contradictions, in any communication, are the first stepping stones of mistrust”

Tags : Communication Email Etiquette Jobs Letters Netiquetts Resume Social Media Texting
Author : Paul Babicki

74. “Together they will spend a happy hour seated side by side..., while Ivy's tender hand guides Duffy's as he traces out laboriously, in pencil, over and over until he has them off pat, the magic letters of his name. More than the wedding itself, that little ceremony there under the lamp, all silent save for the soft scratching of graphite on paper, will mark the true beginning of their life together.”

Tags : Ceremony Letters Love Wedding
Author : John Banville
Source : The Infinities

75. “Mr Hemingway does it extremely well. Nothing matters. Everything happens. One wants to keep oneself loose. Avoid one thing only: gettng connected up. Don't get connected up. If you get held by anything, break it. Don't be held. Break it, and get away. Don't get away with the idea of getting somewhere else. Just get away, for the sake of getting away. Beat it! “Well, boy, I guess I'll beat it.” Ah, the pleasure in saying that”

Tags : Calendar Hemingway Lawrence Letters Modern
Author : D.H. Lawrence

76. “There are no boundaries concerning your passion for education. No harm done, no offense given! Those who take education as an ass-suffering task makes it so because they have a phobia for alphabets.”

Tags : Alphabets Boundary Depression Education Harm Letters Offense Passion Phobia Reading Suffering Task

77. “They say instant communication is not communication at all but merely a frantic, trivial, nerve-wracking bombardment of clichés, threats, fads, fashions, gibberish and advertising. However, who has not hung on a scripture, a quote, a statement, only to stumble upon the key phrase that brought all things to a turning point? The greatest sermons and speeches were pieced together by illuminating thoughts that powered men to surpass their own commonness. It is the sparkling magic of letters forming words, and those words colliding with passion, that makes statements into wisdom.”

Tags : Bits Of Wisdom Brevity In Emotion Connections Emotional Connections Instant Communication Letters Passion Philosophers Positive Thinking Punch Revelation Scribes Sermons Summarized Statements Summation Of Thought Technology Thinkers To The Point Wisdom Words Writers Writing Craft Writing Quotes

78. “Then a severe frost succeeds which prepares it to receive the voluminous coat of snow which is soon to follow; though it is often preceded by a short interval of smoke and mildness, called the Indian Summer.”

Tags : Colonies Farmer Letters

79. “We have had for breakfast, toasts, cakes, a yorkshire pie, a piece of beef about the size and much the shape of my portmanteau, tea, coffee, ham and eggs...”

Tags : Food Letters

80. “I've always found old bookstores exciting. Whenever I'm in a city that's new to me, I immedicately look through the telephone directory for BOOKS, USED AND RARE. Book dealers send me their catalogs, and I read them as carefully as I would a letter from an old friend, never knowing what treasure I might find. Sometimes the catalogs contain printed material other than books, such as old photographs, newspapers, pamphlets, postcards, and letters.”

Tags : Books Bookstores Letters Newspapers Pamphlets Photographs Postcards
Source : At Her Majesty's Request: An African Princess in Victorian England

81. “the letters are mixed up. U and I should be together.”

Tags : Letters Salem Falls
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : Salem Falls

82. “I write letters to you that you’ll never see.”

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83. “Most letters were love letters until they were not.”

Tags : Letters Love Love Letters
Source : Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

84. “Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.”

Tags : Death Letters Memorial

85. “To write is human, to receive a letter: Devine!”

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86. “To write is human, to get mail: Devine!”

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87. “To write is human, to get mail, Divine!”

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88. “I’m imagining your response as you read this letter —which by then will have spent a week or two sitting in this lagoon, then another month riding the chaos of the Italian mail system, before finally crossing the Atlantic and being passed over to the US Post Office, who will have transferred it into a sack to be pushed along in a cart by a mailman who’ll have slugged through rain or snow in order to slip it through your mail slot where it will have dropped to the floor, to wait for you to find it.”

Tags : Letters Mail
Author : Nicole Krauss

89. “Intelligence reports and local folklore together perpetuated tales of his bloody adventures across the rim worlds and badlands of Terran space. It was his trademark and often over the last two decades, history proclaimed in large bloody letters that ‘Kilroy woz ‘ere.”

Tags : Adventures And Badlands Bloody Decades Ere Folklore His Intelligence Large Letters Space Together Trademark Two
Source : Dead Beckoning

90. “Love and Hate: both are four-lettered and both involve passion. And sometimes when love turns into hate, passion grows murderous.”

Tags : Anger Animosity Hate Letters Life Love Murder Passion Relationship

91. “I should have written you a letter, it was too late to make the deaths of my brothers an excuse. Since they died, I wrote a book; why not a letter? A mysterious but truthful answer is that while I can gear myself up to do a novel, letters, real-life communications, are too much for me. I used to rattle them off easily enough; why is the challenge of writing to friends and acquaintances too much for me now? Because I have become such a solitary, and not in the Aristotelian sense: not a beast, not a god. Rather, a loner troubled by longings, incapable of finding a suitable language and despairing at the impossibility of composing messages in a playable key--as if I no longer understood the codes used by the estimable people who wanted to hear from me and would have so much to reply if only the impediments were taken away.”

Tags : Communications Correspondence Letters Loners Solitude
Author : Saul Bellow

92. “We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last destroy them out of discretion, and so disappears the most beautiful, the most immediate breath of life, irrecoverably for ourselves and for others.”

Tags : Correspondence Letters
Source : Elective Affinities

93. “My correspondence has certainly the charm of variety, and the humbler are usually the more interesting. This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie.”

Tags : Boredom Correspondence Dinners Dishonesty Invitations Letters Lies Parties Pretense Sherlock Holmes Social Gatherings Society White Lies
Source : The Adventure Of The Noble Bachelor

94. “where was I? in remarking that me is the envelopes and not nearly so much so, the often foolish letters inside.”

Tags : Correspondence Letter Art Letter Writing Letters
Author : Edward Gorey
Source : Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey & Peter F. Neumeyer

95. “It gave me a queer feeling. Yesterday or the day before, while I had been going about my business, quietly and in private, some unknown person ― some stranger ― had gone to the trouble of marking my name on this envelope.”

Tags : Correspondence Letters
Source : The Thirteenth Tale

96. “Let us consider letters - how they come at breakfast, and at night, with their yellow stamps and their green stamps, immortalized by the postmark - for to see one's own envelope on another's table is to realize how soon deeds sever and become alien. Then at last the power of the mind to quit the body is manifest, and perhaps we fear or hate or wish annihilated this phantom of ourselves, lying on the table. Still, there are letters that merely say how dinner's at seven; others ordering coal; making appointments. The hand in them is scarcely perceptible, let alone the voice or the scowl. Ah, but when the post knocks and the letter comes always the miracle seems repeated - speech attempted. Venerable are letters, infinitely brave, forlorn, and lost.”

Tags : Correspondence Letters
Source : Jacob's Room

97. “(Quoting Goethe:)"We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last destroy them out of discretion, and so disappears the most beautiful, the most immediate breath of life, irrecoverably for ourselves and for others.”

Tags : Correspondence Letters Memory
Author : James Howe
Source : The Watcher

98. “Jeannot la bêtise des amoureux est immense, végétale, animale, astrale. Que faire? Comment te faire comprendre que je n'existe plus en dehors de toi.”

Tags : Correspondence Letters Lovers
Author : Jean Cocteau
Source : Lettres à Jean Marais

99. “Letters always frustrate me with what's left out.”

Tags : Correspondence Letters
Author : Eileen Drew
Source : Blue Taxis: Stories about Africa

100. “{Letter from Fawcett to the great Robert Ingersoll, 1894}I do so wish, that, in all these big questions, literary men would take you more for a guide than they do, or seem to do. You have, of course, an immense constituency; but your love of letters and your deeply poetic spirit render you worthy of a far greater reverence and respect from writers than it seems to me that you receive. I want the brilliancy of your thought to penetrate our literature profoundly and permanently. But of course that will come. The younger generation of writers cannot escape you any more than the air they breath. You will, indeed, be the air they breath, -- and hence, in many cases, if not all, their inspiration. Especially should the poets love you and sit at your feet. If you die before you see the change, I believe that those who now love you and survive you will see how much of the mere pietistic rubbish in modern poetry has been gradually yet surely swept away by the mighty besom of your fearless and noble intellect.”

Tags : Admiration Brilliancy Fearless Honor Ingersoll Inspiration Intellect Letters Literary Love Mighty Poetic Poetry Praise Respect Robert G Ingersoll Robert Green Ingersoll Robert Ingersoll
Author : Edgar Fawcett

101. “Figures are the most shocking things in the world. The prettiest little squiggles of black looked at in the right light and yet consider the blow they can give you upon the heart.”

Tags : Calligraphy Fonts Letters Literature Power Typeface Typography Words Writing
Author : H.G. Wells
Source : The History of Mr. Polly

102. “A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.”

Tags : Friendship Immortality Letter Writing Letters The Mind

103. “We may know that the work we continue to put off doing will be bad. Worse, however, is the work we never do. A work that’s finished is at least finished. It may be poor, but it exists, like the miserable plant in the lone flowerpot of my neighbour who’s crippled. That plant is her happiness, and sometimes it’s even mine. What I write, bad as it is, may provide some hurt or sad soul a few moments of distraction from something worse. That’s enough for me, or it isn’t enough, but it serves some purpose, and so it is with all of life.”

Tags : Art Email Letter Writing Letters Writing
Source : The Book of Disquiet

104. “Andy: But they gave us an out in the Land of Oz. They made us write. They didn't make us write particularly well. And they didn't always give us important things to write about. But they did make us sit down, and organize our thoughts, and convey those thoughts on paper as clearly as we could to another person. Thank God for that. That saved us. Or at least it saved me. So I have to keep writing letters. If I can't write them to you, I have to write them to someone else. I don't think I could ever stop writing completely.”

Tags : Letter Writing Letters Writing
Author : A.R. Gurney
Source : Love Letters

105. “The nature of the epistolary genre was revealed to me: a form of writing devoted to another person. Novels, poems, and so on, were texts into which others were free to enter, or not. Letters, on the other hand, did not exist without the other person, and their very mission, their significance, was the epiphany of the recipient.”

Tags : Epistles Epistolary Letter Writing Letters Writing
Source : Life Form

106. “This time, Fusako was able to express herself with fluency and candor. The bold letters she had been writing week after week had granted her an unexpected new freedom.”

Tags : Communication Dating Letter Writing Letters Love Relationships
Author : Yukio Mishima
Source : The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

107. “The length of the friendship never brought astonishment. After all, themajority of Baby Boomers could likely claim a long-standing friendship in their lives. No, it was always the letters: the-pen-on-paper, inside a-stamped-envelope, mailed-in-a-mailbox letter that was awe inspiring.“You’ve been writing a letter every week for almost thirty years?”The question always evokes disbelief, particularly since the dawn of theInternet and email. We quickly correct the misconception.“Well, at least one letter, but usually more. We write each other three or four letters a week. And we never wait for a return letter before beginning another.”Conservatively speaking, at just three letters a week since 1987, thatwould equal 4,368 letters each, but we’d both agree that estimate is muchtoo low. We have, on occasion, written each other two letters in a singleday.”

Tags : Female Friendship Friendship Letter Writing Letters
Source : Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink

108. “Don't you believe I love you? Don't know how I can make you believe. I didn't want to kiss you goodbye--that was the trouble--I wanted to kiss you goodnight. […] Of course I love you. I love you all the time. […] I'd like to hold you and kiss you so that you wouldn't doubt whether I wanted to or not.”

Tags : Letter Writing Letters Love Relationships Romance Sweet

109. “(...) às vezes não se tem o que escrever mesmo quando se tem o que falar.”

Tags : Letter Writing Letters Words Writing

110. “Upstairs on a bus! It’s Unbelievable”

Tags : Britain Bus Buses Children Joy Of Life Joyful Letters London Love Mothers And Daughers Wwii
Author : Diane Samuels
Source : Kindertransport: A Drama

111. “Dear Beloved woman,Time… so much time has passed since my love wrote his last words for me.And yet I remember it as if it were yesterday. I remember writing back and for the first time since I had left home I told my love what kind of darkness surrounded me here. I forgot all the sweet things my father had said to my mother when he was away. I forgot how they got her through all those long and lonely nights.”

Tags : Comfort Dear John Letters Soldiers War
Author : Talon P.S.
Source : Dear Soldier, With Love

112. “The package contained a collection of envelopes much like the first. They were all blue. They were all made of heavy paper. Good quality. The kind from one of those boutique paper stores. The front of each envelope was either illustrated in pen and ink or watercolor, and they were bundled together with an overstretched rubber band that had been doubled around them.”

Tags : Boutique Envelopes Illustrated Ink And Pen Letters Papr Watercolor
Source : 13 Little Blue Envelopes

113. “She is probably by this time as tired of me, as I am of her; but as she is too Polite and I am too civil to say so, our letters are still as frequent and affectionate as ever, and our Attachment as firm and sincere as when it first commenced.”

Tags : Friendship Jane Austen Letters Love And Friendship Loyalty Pen Pals Polite Satire Sincerity
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Love and Friendship

114. “When I told the therapist that the “me” that I am now is the best me I can be, I was truthful. I’ve always given you my best, so when you say it's not enough, it chips away at the “best me.”

Tags : Letters Therapy
Source : Creep

115. “It went on, this lifetime in a box, one letter after another.”

Tags : Letters Lifetime Nicholas Sparks The Longest Ride
Source : The Longest Ride

116. “If I do depart this world out here, let it be known that I went out grinning will you, and loving it. LOVING IT.Steve, are you listening ? I FEEL GREAT. Life’s so joyous, so sad, so ephemeral, so crazy, so meaningless, so goddamn funny. This is paradise, and I wish I could give you some.”

Tags : Inspiration Joy Letters Life Robyn Davidson Tracks Travel

117. “I really should be studying now, but you're much more important to me than a .50 calibre machine gun.”

Tags : Air Force Humor Letters Longing Love Wwii History
Source : My Very Dearest Anna

118. “And in this moment of pale dawn in the hours before we leave California, I finally realize what has been the hardest thing for me about Matt’s death. It isn’t that I lost a brother, like Frankie, or a son, like Aunt Jayne and Uncle Red. The hardest thing is that I’ll never know exactly what I lost, how much it should hurt, how long I should keep thinking about him. He took that mystery with him when he died, and a hundred thousand one-sided letters in my journal wouldn’t have brought me any closer to the truth than I was the night I pressed my fingers to the sea glass he wore around his neck and kissed him back. For over a year, the letters were my only connection to him; the only evidence that I didn’t imagine our brief time as other. When I first saw my journal helplessly floating on the waves, I felt a loss so immediate and overwhelming it was like being back in the hospital lobby when the doctor told us they couldn’t fix him. One minute, the journal was in my hands, soft and familiar and real; the next minute, it was gone. Just like Matt. And just like Matt, I need to let it go.”

Tags : Anna Reiley Connection Death Died Gone Journal Let Go Letters Lost Matt Perino Real
Author : Sarah Ockler
Source : Twenty Boy Summer

119. “What's this one, Mum? There's no return address, and there's like, five stamps on it. Who's it from?"Leaning forward to get a closer look at the stamps, I didn't notice the fleeting look of immense sadness pass over her face."Oh it's nothing, darling."I raised my eyebrow at her. She sighed."An overseas friend. You wouldn't know her."And before I could ask what 'her' name was, Mum had left the room.”

Tags : Daughter Letters Mum Mystery Questions
Author : Kelly Batten
Source : One Day You'll Find Me

120. “Well, HALLELUJAH! FOUR letters - ranging from April 28th to May 27th - came home today and the world looks much different. One was sealed with a kiss, one was sealed with a Big kiss, one was sealed with a peck (?), and one was just sealed, which means I got spit on.”

Tags : Letters Love Wartime
Author : Emma Sweeney
Source : As Always, Jack: A Wartime Love Story

121. “Cuánto llora el cartero, llevado por la envidia. Que mis cartas de amor no son para él. Me pregunto si algún día te las entregará.”

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122. “Dearest Jessamin,I have not had a letter from you in a month. (You are a terrible daughter.) I blame the slowness of the boats and hate the distance between us. (How could you leave me?)Your cousin Jacabo responded to my inquiries after your well-being with only the vaguest of terms. (I threatened Jacky Boy if he did not update me on your life.) I take this to mean you have seen him regularly and have also forbidden him from updating me on your life in the big city. (Why are you spending your time with him when he is clearly not running in the right circles?)How are your studies? Have you met anyone interesting? (Why have you not given me news of your father?)I suspect you do not write because you have found someone. (Please, please tell me you have found someone.) I know it. (I beg the spirits for it each night.) A mother can feel these things. (I will drag you back to the island and force you into marriage if you do not take care of it yourself.) Please tell me whether he is of a good family and when I can expect happy tidings to share with my friends. (Do not do anything I cannot crow about to the neighbors.) I knew you would not be on your own for long. (Give me grandchildren. Soon.) Dear Henry has asked after you, though, so if you are lonely you know you have many options here. (I pestered Henry until he finally asked after you and took it as a sign he still wishes to marry you.)Write me soon or I will perish for want of daughterly affection. (You are a terrible daughter.)All my love, (All my love,)Mama”

Tags : Humor Jessamin Letters Sarcasm
Source : Illusions of Fate

123. “Had I only known my lettersWould be of such importanceI’d empty myself on paperEvery single morning’And it was for such reason,as she read his little stanza,that she decided to stamponefinalletter:‘Every single morningI’d empty myself on paperYou were my greater importanceThat’s why I wrote you letters.”

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Author : Mie Hansson
Source : Where Pain Thrives

124. “I like to send letters. I love to receive them. I could never throw away a letter.”

Tags : Handwritten Letters
Author : Fennel Hudson
Source : A Writer's Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 3

125. “Only in hindsight can we see that out fears and worries were unwarranted, that insecurities and doubts were just illussions, or that we should have taken a risk or dared something new sooner.”

Tags : Extraordinary Women Letters Women

126. “Apesar de eu não saber ler, distinguia bem entre as letras hebraicas, impressas no lado esquerdo do devocionário, e as alemãs, no lado direito. As hebraicas agradavam-me mais: vistosas, arredondadas, levavam, por cima e por baixo, pontinhos e tracinhos, dançavam, por assim dizer, livremente no espaço, enquanto as alemãs, impressas a duas colunas, eram magrinhas, hirtas, bem comportadas. O lado das letras hebraicas fazia pensar uma cabeça endiabrada, cheia de caracóis; o outro, das letras alemãs, na cabeça bem penteada duma senhora idosa, com monótona risca ao meio.”

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Author : Ilse Losa
Source : O Mundo Em Que Vivi

127. “Even though May came in accompanied by rain, all the fields were bright with the loveliest green imaginable. A sunbeam pierced a little gap in the dark sea of cloud, and the world laughed and glittered in the light of heaven. I stood there marveling and thought, Does God take us for fools, that he should light up the world for us with such consummate beauty in the radiance of his glory, in his honor? And nothing, on the other hand, but rapine and murder? Where does the truth lie? Should one go off and build a little house with flowers outside the windows and a garden outside the door and extol and thank God and turnone’s back on the world and its filth? Isn’t seclusion a form of treachery of desertion? I’m weak and puny, but I want to do what is right.”

Tags : 1941 Letters Rose Naegele
Author : Hans Scholl
Source : At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl

128. “Like the princess, Philip didn't believe in public displays of affection, which made it easy to mask his feelings. But he revealed them privately in a touching letter to Queen Elizabeth in which he wondered if he deserved "all the good things which have happened to me," especially "to have fallen in love completely and unreservedly.”

Tags : Letters Love Philip Queen Elizabeth Ii
Source : Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

129. “I swear I will never trust Edward again. This is not kingly, this is not as Arthur of Camelot. This is behaviour as base as an archer’s bastard and I cannot meet his eyes when I see him stuffing his mouth at King Louis’ table and pocketing the gold forks.”

Tags : Letters Royal Family
Source : The Kingmaker's Daughter

130. “Yetkin, ama acı veren bir büyü ile buradasınız! Benim burada olduğum gibi, daha da elle tutulur biçimde; ben neredeysem siz de oradasınız, benim olduğum kadar, daha da belirli.”

Tags : Letter Letters Letters To Milena Love Milena
Author : Franz Kafka
Source : Letters to Milena

131. “i miss u i love youthere's no second ive lived you can't call your own”

Tags : Epistolary House Of Leaves Letters Love Romance
Source : House of Leaves

132. “There is a vibrational effect in every action, just as there is vibration that rings from every letter in every word.”

Tags : Actions Cause And Effect Letters Vibrations Words
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

133. “Remember that we always love and think of you. Always. Mother.”

Tags : Family Kinder Letters Mother S Love Separation Tragedy Of Life
Author : Diane Samuels
Source : Kindertransport: A Drama

134. “Da li znaš da čitaš poljupce? Poljupci su kao ljubavna pisma. Mogu se pročitati, a mogu se baciti nepročitani. Poljubac može da znači zdravo! Ili laku noć, zbogom, ili dobro jutro! On znači doviđenja, nosi izdaju i smrt, ili bolest, govori dobro došli, seti me se, ili srećan put! Poljubac je zalog sreće, sećanje, laž, obećanje, ili dug sa kamatom. Vesnik radosti ili nesreće. Kroz poljubac jedno naše telo odlazi u naše drugo telo...”

Tags : Body Emotions Intimacy Letters Love Quotes Milorad Pavic

135. “I've found myself moved by letters and diaries in archives as well as trashy, summer blockbusters. It's possible to make a connection with any kind of writing - as long as the writing is good.”

Tags : Archives Blockbusters Communication Connection Diaries Genre Letters Moved Writing
Author : Sara Sheridan

136. “Social and cultural history is often comprised of whatever diaries and letters remain and that is down to chance and wide open to interpretation.”

Tags : Archives Cultural Diaries History Interpretation Letters Social
Author : Sara Sheridan

137. “As a historical novelist, there is very little I like more than spending time sorting through boxes of old letters, diaries, maps, trinkets, and baubles.”

Tags : Baubles Diaries Discovery Genre Historical Letters Maps Novelist Researchers Of Truth Trinkets
Author : Sara Sheridan

138. “To me, reading through old letters and journals is like treasure hunting. Somewhere in those faded, handwritten lines there is a story that has been packed away in a dusty old box for years.”

Tags : Archives Journals Letters Reading Treasure Treasure Hunting
Author : Sara Sheridan

139. “Some people write letters, in the library.”

Tags : Letters Library
Source : In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination

140. “Are you keeping up your good studies at school and working as hard as you always did?”

Tags : Advice For Women Children Education Letters Love Mothers And Daughters School Studies Tragedy Writing
Author : Diane Samuels
Source : Kindertransport: A Drama

141. “I don't get as much fan mail as an actor or singer would, but when I get a letter 99% of the time it's pointing out something that really had an impact. Like after 'My Own Private Rodeo' all these people wrote to me and said Dale's dad inspired them to come out. And this was when it was still illegal to be gay in Texas and a few other states. Another one that really stuck with me was this girl who survived Columbine. See, "Wings of the Dope," the episode where Luanne's boyfriend comes back as an angel, aired two weeks after the shooting. About a month after that, I got a letter from a girl who was there and hid somewhere in the school when it was all going on. She said the first thing she was gonna do if she survived was tell a friend of hers she was in love with him. She never did. He ended up being one of the kids responsible for it. So you can imagine how - you know, to her, it felt wrong to grieve almost, and she bottled it up. But she saw that episode and Buckley walking away at the end and something just let her finally break down and greive and miss the guy. I remember she quoted Luanne - 'I wonder if he's guardianing some other girl,' or something along that line, because she never had the guts to tell the kid. That really gets to people at Comic Con.”

Tags : 2007 Columbine Coming Out Fame Fan Mail Grief King Of The Hill Letters Tv Guide Unrequited Love
Author : Mike Judge

142. “To you I shall say, as I have often said before, do not be in a hurry, the right man will come at last; you will in the course of the next two or three years meet with somebody more generally unexceptionable than anyone you have yet known, who will love you as warmly as possible, and who will so completely attract you that you will feel you never really loved before.”

Tags : Austen Jane Letters Love
Author : Jane Austen

143. “I didn't come up with the lie. It wasn't mine. They handed the lie to me, and I tried like hell to make it work for a while.”

Tags : Coming Out Fear Friendship Glbt Honesty Letters Lgbt Lies Love Romance Teen Ya
Author : Kenneth Logan
Source : True Letters from a Fictional Life

144. “I'm accustomed to reading Georgian and Victorian letters and sometimes you simply know in your gut that a blithe sentence is covering up a deeper emotion.”

Tags : Archives Emotion Georgian History Letters Tact Victorian
Author : Sara Sheridan

145. “If you can only say so much you know I always look for letters and don't think they are ever dull - I have saved every one - I think they should be kept to hand down to the grandchildren," 26 March 1943”

Tags : American History Letters World War Ii

146. “For a week or a fortnight I can write prodigiously in a retired place (as at Broadstairs), and a day in London sets me up again and starts me. But the toil and labour of writing, day after day, without that magic lantern, is IMMENSE!!... My figures seem disposed to stagnate without crowds about them.”

Tags : Letters London Writing

147. “Let your heart dance with pen and paperNow fill the paper with dancing letters.”

Tags : Dance Debasish Heart Letters Life Mridha Paper Pen Philosophy Poetry Writing

148. “Henceforth letter-writing had to take the place of all the affection that could not be lived.”

Tags : Letters Old Fashioned Writing
Source : The Bridge of San Luis Rey

149. “Would you please do me the honor of telling me WHAT THE BLAZES IS GOING ON?”

Tags : Bann Council Katsa Letters Nander Po Raffin Secret
Source : Kristin Cashore eSampler

150. “I’m bored to death. Perhaps I should pillage one of my neighbors for my own amusement. It seems to work for Drowden.”

Tags : Bann Council Katsa Letters Nander Po Raffin Secret
Source : Kristin Cashore eSampler

151. “King Drowden has given his men instructions to infiltrate the town, bribe townspeople for the secrets of their neighbors, steal the neighbors’ hidden treasures. Much more subtle than Drowden’s usual smash and burn technique. We do hope Drowden isn’t growing a brain.”

Tags : Bann Council Katsa Letters Nander Po Raffin Secret
Source : Kristin Cashore eSampler

152. “It's my letter," she began. "I cannot make it right.""Come in, come in," the Prince said gently. "Maybe we can help you." She sat down in the same chair as before. "All right, I'll close my eyes and listen; read to me."" 'Westley, my passion, my sweet, my only, my own. Come back, come back. I shall kill myself otherwise. Yours in torment, Buttercup.' " She looked at Humperdinck. "Well? Do you think I'm throwing myself at him?""It does seem a bit forward," the Prince admitted. "It doesn't leave him a great deal of room to maneuver.”

Tags : Despair Humor Letters Love Melancholy
Source : The Princess Bride

153. “Calamity with us, is made an excuse for doing wrong. With them, it is erected into a reason for their doing right. This is really the justice of rich to poor, and I protest against it because it is so.”

Tags : Disability Hypocrisy Justice Letters Saintliness

154. “During these three months I have gone through much; I mean, I have gone through much in myself; and now there are the things I am going to see and go through. There will be much to be written.”

Tags : Letters Memoir
Source : Dostoevsky: Letters And Reminiscences

155. “Dear Camryn, I know you're scared. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little scared, too, but I have to believe that this time around everything will be fine. And it will be. We've been through so much together. More than most people in such a short time. But no matter what, the one thing that has never changed is that we're still together. Death couldn't take me away from you. Weakness couldn't make me look at you in a bad light. Drugs and all the shit that comes with them couldn't take you away from me. I think it's more safe to say that we're indestructable. Maybe all of this has been a test. Yeah, I think about that a lot and I've convinced myself of it. A lot of people take Fate for granted. Some have everything they've ever wanted right at their fingertips, but they abuse it. Others walk right past their only opportunity because they never open their eyes long enough to see that it's there. But you and I, even before we met, took all the risks, made our own decisions without listening to everybody around us telling us, in so many ways, that what we're doing is wrong. Hell no, we did it our way, no matter how reckless, or crazy or unconventional. It's like the more we pushed and the more we fought, the harder the obstacles. Because we had to prove we were the real deal. And I know we've done just that. Camryn, I want you to read this letter to yourself once a week. It doesn't matter what day or what time, just read it. Every time you open it, I want you to see that another week has passed and you're still pregnant. That I'm still in good health. That we're still together. I want you to think about the three of us, you, me and our son or daughter, traveling Europe and Soth America. Because we're going to do it. I promise you that. You're everything to me, and I want you to stay strong and not let your fear of the past taint the path to our future. Everything will work out this time, Camryn, everything will, I swear to you. Just trust me. Until next week... Love, Andrew”

Tags : Andrew Parrish Camryn Bennett Letters Trust
Source : The Edge of Always

156. “Venerable are letters, infinitely brave, forlorn, and lost.”

Tags : Letter Letters
Source : Jacob's Room

157. “As usual, it struck me that letters were the only really satisfactory form of literature. They give one the facts so amazingly, don't they? I felt when I got to the end that I'd lived for years in that set. But oh dearie me I am glad that I'm not in it!”

Tags : Letter Letters Literature
Source : The Letters of Lytton Strachey

158. “My dear madam, I am not so ignorant of young ladies' ways as you wish to believe me; it is this delightful habit of journalizing which largely contributes to form the easy style of writing for which ladies are celebrated. Every body allows that the talent of writing agreeable letters is peculiarly female. Nature may have done something, but I am sure it must be essentially assisted by the practice of keeping a journal.”

Tags : Journaling Letters
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Northanger Abbey

159. “atque illi artifices corporis simulacra ignotis nota faciebant; quae uel si nulla, nihilo sint tamen obscuriores clari uiri.”

Tags : Ad Familiares Cicero Latin Letters
Source : Letters of Cicero

160. “Be consistent in your attitude towards her and do not add anything to the impression she has that you are weak, not because you need her good-will but because you can expect more letters like this, and they can only serve to increase your already dangerous anti-social instincts.”

Tags : Anti Social Instincts Letters Perry Smith
Author : Truman Capote
Source : In Cold Blood

161. “Well, there are the letter I deliver to the monks, and other things, too: tea and dishwashing soap, paraffin candles, tins of powered Ovaltine...”

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Source : The Glass Puzzle

162. “That’s what I do: I make coffee and occasionally succumb to suicidal nihilism. But you shouldn’t worry — poetry is still first. Cigarettes and alcohol follow”

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Author : Anne Sexton

163. “My Dear Mrs Winter. (I had half a mind when I dipped my pen in the ink, to address you by your old natural Christian name.)The snow lies so deep on the Northern Railway, and the Posts have been so interrupted in consequence, that your charming note arrived here only this morning...I get the heartache again when I read your commission, written in the hand which I find now to be not in the least changed, and yet it is a great pleasure to be entrusted with it, and to have that share in your gentler remembrances which I cannot find it still my privilege to have, without a stirring of the old fancies. ... I am very very sorry you mistrusted me in not writing before your little girl was born; but I hope now you know me better you will teach her, one day, to tell her children, in times to come when they have some interest in wondering about it, that I loved her mother with the most extraordinary earnestness when I was a boy.I have always believed since, and always shall to the last, that there never was such a faithful and devoted poor fellow as I was. Whatever of fancy, romance, energy, passion, aspiration and determination belong to me, I never have separated and never shall separate from the hard hearted little woman - you - whom it is nothing to say I would have died for, with the greatest alacrity! I never can think, and I never seem to observe, that other young people are in such desperate earnest, or set so much, so long, upon one absorbing hope. It is a matter of perfect certainty to me that I began to fight my way out of poverty and obscurity, with one perpetual idea of you. This is so fixed in my knowledge that to the hour when I opened your letter last Friday night, I have never heard anybody addressed by your name or spoken of by your name, without a start. The sound of it has always filled me with a kind of pity and respect for the deep truth that I had, in my silly hobbledehoyhood, to bestow upon one creature who represented the whole world to me. I have never been so good a man since, as I was when you made me wretchedly happy. I shall never be half so good a fellow any more.This is all so strange now, both to think of, and to say, after every change that has come about; but I think, when you ask me to write to you, you are not unprepared for what it is so natural to me to recall, and will not be displeased to read it. I fancy, - though you may not have thought in the old time how manfully I loved you - that you may have seen in one of my books a faithful reflection of the passion I had for you, and may have thought that it was something to have been loved so well, and may have seen in little bits of "Dora" touches of your old self sometimes, and a grace here and there that may be revived in your little girls, years hence, for the bewilderment of some other young lover - though he will never be as terribly in earnest as I and David Copperfield were. People used to say to me how pretty all that was, and how fanciful it was, and how elevated it was above the little foolish loves of very young men and women. But they little thought what reason I had to know it was true and nothing more nor less.These are things that I have locked up in my own breast, and that I never thought to bring out any more. But when I find myself writing to you again "all to your self", how can I forbear to let as much light in upon them as will shew you that they are there still! If the most innocent, the most ardent, and the most disinterested days of my life had you for their Sun - as indeed they had - and if I know that the Dream I lived in did me good, refined my heart, and made me patient and persevering, and if the Dream were all of you - as God knows it was - how can I receive a confidence from you, and return it, and make a feint of blotting all this out! ...”

Tags : First Love Letters

164. “My friend Oscar is one of those princes without kingdom who wander around hoping you'll kiss them so they won't turn into frogs. He gets everything back to front and that's why I like him. People who think they get everything right do things wrong, and this, coming from a left-handed person, says it all. He looks at me and thinks I don't see him. he imagines I'll evaporate if he touches me and if he doesn't touch me, then he'll evaporate. He's got me on such a high pedestal he doesn't know how to get up there. He thinks my lips are door to paradise, but doesn't know they are poisoned. I am such a coward that I don't tell him so as not to lose him. I pretend I don't see him, and that I am, indeed, going to evaporate...My friend Oscar is one of those princes who would be well advised to stay away from fairy tales and the princesses who inhabit them. He doesn't know he's really Prince Charming who must kiss Sleeping Beauty in order to wake her from her eternal sleep, but that's because Oscar doesn't know that fairy tales are lies, although not all lies are fairy tales. Princes aren't charming, and sleeping beauties, however beautiful, never wake up from their sleep. He's the best friend I've ever had and if I ever come across Merlin, I'll thank him for having placed him in my path.”

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165. “Letters, like compilation tapes, were really vehicles for unexpressed emotions and she was clearly putting far too much time and energy into them.”

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Source : One Day

166. “But here in Norvelt we had one of those librarians who collected the tiniest books of human history. Mrs. Hamsby, who died yesterday at age seventy-seven, was the first postmistress of Norvelt and she saved all the lost letters, those scraps of history that ended up as undeliverable in a quiet corner of Norvelt. But they were not unwanted. Mrs. Hamsby carefully pinned each envelope to the wall, so that the rooms of her house were lined from floor to ceiling with letter upon letter, and when you arrived for tea it appeared as if the walls were papered with the overlapping scales of an ancient fish. You were always welcome to unpin any envelope and read the orphaned letter, as if you were browsing in a library full of abandoned histories.Each room has its own mosif of stamps, so that the parlor room is papered with huamn stamps as if people such as Lincoln, or Queen Elizabeth, or Joan of Arc had come to visit. The bedroom has the stamps of lovely landscapes you might discover in your dreams, and the bathroom has stamps with oceans and rivers and rain. Each stamp is a snapshot of a story, of one thin slice of history captured like an ant in amber. there is history in every blink of an eye, and Mrs. Hamsby knew well that within the lost letter was the folded soul of the writer wrapped in the body of the envelope and mailed into the unknown. And for this tiny museum of lost hisotry we citizens of Norvelt thank her.”

Tags : Letters Stamps
Author : Jack Gantos
Source : Dead End in Norvelt

167. “The reason I'm not on the e-mail list is because I thought it'd be cooler to write letters to somebody, since I can write e-mails to anybody.”

Tags : E Mail Letters
Source : Same Sun Here

168. “Write to me only once a week, so that your letter arrives on Sunday — for I cannot endure your daily letters, I am incapable of enduring them. For instance, I answer one of your letters, then lie in bed in apparent calm, but my heart beats through my entire body and is conscious only of you. I belong to you”

Tags : Distance Letters Love
Author : Franz Kafka

169. “»Die Gewohnheit hat mich das Landleben so sehr liebgewinnen lassen, dass ich sofort vor Traurigkeit sterben würde, könnte ich keine blühenden Bäume mehr von Nahem sehen; das ist wohl keine gute Ausgangslage, um die schwarzen Dämpfe in den Straßen dieser großen Stadt einzuatmen, (…).[Rousseau an Comtesse de Boufflers, Môtiers-Travers, 20. August 1762]”

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Source : Leben Sie wohl für immer: Die Affäre Hume-Rousseau in Briefen und Zeitdokumenten

170. “There is bad in all good authors: what a pity the converse isn't true!”

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Author : Philip Larkin
Source : Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

171. “I read somewhere that dedications are like coded love letters, but I always seem to lay us out bare.Sorry for the poems.”

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Author : Unknown

172. “The awful part of the writing game is that you can never be sure the stuff is any good.”

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Source : P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters

173. “Now everybody who knows anything at all knows perfectly well that even a business letter does not deserve the paper on which it is written unless it contains at least one significant phrase that is worth waking up in the night to remember and think about.”

Tags : Letters Writing
Source : Molly Make-Believe

174. “Come back, come back, dear friend, only friend, come back. I promise to be good.”

Tags : Letters Rimbaud Verlaine
Source : I Promise to Be Good: The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud

175. “Come back, come back, dear friend, only friend, come back. I promise to be good.If I was short with you, I was either kidding or just being stubborn; I regret all this more than I can express. Come back and all is forgotten. It is unbearable to think you took my joke seriously. I have been crying for two days straight. Come back. Be brave, dear friend. All is not lost. You only need to come back. We will live here once again, bravely, patiently. I’m begging you. You know it is for your own good. Come back, all of your things are here. I hope you now know that our last conversation wasn’t real. That awful moment. But you, when I waved to you to get off the boat, why didn’t you come? To have lived together for two years and to have come to that! What will you do? If you don’t want to come back here, would you want me to come to you?Yes, I was wrong.Tell me you haven’t forgotten me.You couldn’t.I always have you with me.Listen, tell me: should we not live together anymore?Be brave. Write immediately.I can’t stay here much longer.Listen to your heart.Now, tell me if I should come join you.My life is yours.”

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Source : I Promise to Be Good: The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud

176. “Generally, people who are good at writing letters have no need to write letters. They've got plenty of life to lead inside their own context.”

Tags : Letters Writing
Source : A Wild Sheep Chase

177. “To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”

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178. “Do you mean to tell me that Mr. Trevor read my letter?” demanded Lady Buxted indignantly. “Your secretary?”“I employ him to read my letters,” explained his lordship.(Alverstroke)“Not those written by your nearest and dearest!”“Oh, no, not them!” he agreed.”

Tags : Letters
Source : Frederica

179. “Other letters simply relate the small events that punctuate the passage of time: roses picked at dusk, the laziness of a rainy Sunday, a child crying himself to sleep. Capturing the moment, these small slices of life, these small gusts of happiness, move me more deeply than all the rest. A couple of lines or eight pages, a Middle Eastern stamp or a suburban postmark . . . I hoard all these letters like treasure. One day I hope to fasten them end to end in a half-mile streamer, to float in the wind like a banner raised to the glory of friendship. It will keep the vultures at bay.”

Tags : Friendship Inspirational Letters
Source : The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

180. “Dear, I can't write, it's all a fantasy: a kind of circling obsession.”

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Author : Philip Larkin
Source : Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

181. “But writing poems and letters doesn't seem to do much good.”

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Author : Sylvia Plath
Source : The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

182. “I'm more than ever of the opinion that a decent human existence is possible today only on the fringes of society, where one then runs the risk of starving or being stoned to death. In these circumstances, a sense of humor is a great help.”

Tags : Letters Philosophy
Author : Hannah Arendt
Source : Correspondence, 1926-1969

183. “First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from a girl named Martha, a junior at Mount Sebastian College in New Jersey. They were not love letters, but Lieutenant Cross was hoping, so he kept them folded in plastic at the bottom of his rusack. In the late afternoon, after a day's march, he would dig his foxhole, wash his hands under a canteen, unwrap the letters, hold them with the tips of his fingers, and spend the last hour of light pretending.”

Tags : Letters Love War
Author : Tim O'Brien
Source : The Things They Carried

184. “Saki says that youth is like hors d'oeuvres: you are so busy thinking of the next courses you don't notice it. When you've had them, you wish you'd had more hors d'oeuvres.”

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Author : Philip Larkin
Source : Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

185. “(S)uccessful people, no matter how busy, seem to make time to write letters.”

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Author : Mark Demoss

186. “El hombre martirizado por sus demonios se venga ciegamente en su prójimo”

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Author : Franz Kafka

187. “Love covers all shortcomings and failures, overlooks one's mistakes and does not bring to mind one's past mistakes - My Last Letter, Chapter 1”

Tags : Departinge Letters Love Story
Source : The Departing Point: Two people departed...in search of love...leaving love in between

188. “Y, sin embargo, mentiría si dijera que la extraño. Es el hechizo más perfecto y más doloroso. Usted está aquí, igual que yo y con mayor intensidad aún; allí donde yo estoy, está usted, como yo y más intensamente aún. No bromeo. A veces imagino que usted -que está aquí- extraña mi presencia y pregunta: "¿Pero dónde está? ¿Acaso no escribía diciendo que estaba en Merano? [...] El día es tan corto. Transcurre y termina con usted y fuera de usted sólo hay unas pocas nimiedades. Apenas me queda un rato para escribirle a la verdadera Milena, porque la Milena más verdadera aún ha estado aquí todo el día, en la habitación, en el balcón, en las nubes.”

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Author : Franz Kafka

189. “Letters are no matter of indifference; they are generally a very positive curse.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Emma

190. “The future is not in the hands of fate, but in ours.”

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Source : Americans and Europeans: Dancing in the Dark - On Our Differences and Affinities, Our Interests, and Our Habits of Life

191. “My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.”

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Author : Mary Shelley
Source : Frankenstein; Or, the Modern Prometheus

192. “The kind of life I want is to be a person who would get a personal note every day.”

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Author : Sara Zarr
Source : How to Save a Life

193. “I thought I had everything until I found you.”

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194. “He advertido, de pronto, que en realidad no recuerdo su rostro en detalle. Sólo creo ver aún su figura, su vestido, mientras usted se alejaba entre las mesas del café.”

Tags : Letters
Author : Franz Kafka
Source : Letters to Milena

195. “But hell, I do like to write letters. Much easier than writing books.”

Tags : Letters Writing
Author : Edward Abbey
Source : Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

196. “I am always incorrigibly interested in the behaviour of the 'human animal', and look forward to perusing divers effusions of your lively pen.”

Tags : Humor Letters
Author : Kingsley Amis

197. “Mientras estaba tendido allí, a un paso de mí yacía un escarabajo, patas arriba, desesperado. No podía enderezarse, me habría gustado ayudarlo, era tan fácil hacerlo, bastaba un paso y un empujoncito para brindarle una ayuda efectiva. Pero lo olvidé a causa de la carta. Además no podía ponerme de pie. Por fin, una lagartija logró que volviera a tomar conciencia de la vida que me rodeaba. Su camino la llevó hasta el escarabajo, que ya estaba totalmente inmóvil. De modo que no fue un accidente, me dije, sino una lucha mortal, el raro espectáculo de la muerte natural de un animal. Pero la lagartija al deslizarse por encima del escarabajo, lo enderezó. Por uno instantes continuó inmóvil, como muerto, pero luego trepó la pared como la cosa más natural. Es probable que eso me haya brindado, de alguna manera, un poco de coraje. Lo cierto es que me puse de pie, bebí leche y le escribí a usted.”

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Author : Franz Kafka
Source : Letters to Milena

198. “We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.”

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Author : Gene Wolfe
Source : Sword & Citadel

199. “What a good-for-nothing-fellow Charles is to bespeak the stockings - I hope he will be too hot all the rest of his life for it! -”

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Author : Jane Austen

200. “Ocurrió que el cerebro no pudo soportar más las preocupaciones y dolores que le habían sido impuestos. Y entonces dijo: "Me doy por vencido; pero si alguien sigue interesado en mantener la unidad, que me alivie y recoja parte de mi carga; así tiraremos un poco más".”

Tags : Letters
Author : Franz Kafka
Source : Letters to Milena