Letters

Famous quotes containing the word letters:

    Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    It is hard to believe that England is so near as from your letters it appears; and that this identical piece of paper has lately come all the way from there hither, begrimed with the English dust which made you hesitate to use it; from England, which is only historical fairyland to me, to America, which I have put my spade into, and about which there is no doubt.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    A hunger seized my heart; I read
    Of that glad year which once had been,
    In those fallen leaves which kept their green,
    The noble letters of the dead.
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)