Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Quotes on Letter-Writing

Soon I'll be posting on how I go about writing letters.  Hopefully with pictures!  Until then, enjoy some quotes on why letters are so nice. 

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.  ~Lord Byron

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

What a lot we lost when we stopped writing letters.  You can't reread a phone call.  ~Liz Carpenter

The one good thing about not seeing you is that I can write you letters.  ~Svetlana Alliluyeva

Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up.  ~Sydney Smith

Grammar is the grave of letters.  ~Elbert Hubbard

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.  ~Pam Brown



  1. Oh, letter-writing is so much fun! I'm glad to see there's someone else out there who enjoys writing letters as much as they enjoy getting them.

    Is your NaNoWriMo poster up for grabs? I'll be doing it again this year, too, and I am looking forward to November.

  2. Hey, Abigail! I know, aren't letters fun? I don't know why I put off writing them!

    I'm glad to hear you will be doing NaNoWriMo this year! :-) The poster is not actually mine - I found it online, and thought the NaNoWriMo folks probably wouldn't mind me using it - linking back to their site, of course. Here's a link to the actual physical poster, which I would love to buy if it was less expensive:

  3. I like the Lord Byron quote!