What is your favorite quote about writing letters?

February 3, 2016 in Journal

“All my life I have written letters - to our mother, our relatives, a wide circle of friends and acquaintance, to my husband, to you. Correspondence has always been as necessary to my happiness as a well-cooked dinner, and I've found it more sustaining for its generosity: an act of charity that returned to me a hundredfold...”  by Delia Sherman from The Porcelain Dove

10 responses to What is your favorite quote about writing letters?

  1. These are two of my favorites:

    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

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

  2. “Letter writing is the only device combining solitude with good company.” ― George Gordon Byron

  3. “letter writing is an excellent way of slowing down this lunatic helterskelter universe long enough to gather one’s thoughts.”-NICK BANTOCK

    • OMGosh, love it 🙂 As you can tell from my profile pix, I’m a huge fan of Nick Bantock. I’ll be gathering more thoughts throughout the day, preparing a nice batch of outgoing mail for the Saturday post.

  4. “Don’t you like to write letters? I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something.” —Ernest Hemingway


  5. I won a competition to sum up my life in 4 words: “Mail, males, much chocolate” 🙂

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