Letters

Famous quotes containing the word letters:

    And graven with diamonds in letters plain
    There is written her fair neck round about:
    “Noli me tangere for Caesar’s I am,
    And wild for to hold though I seem tame.”
    Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?–1542)

    Busy replying to letters from divers office-seekers. They come by the dozens.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    How do we know, then, when a code’s been cracked? ... when we are right? ... when do we know if we have even received a message? Why, naturally, when, upon one set of substitutions, sense emerges like the outline under a rubbing; when a single tentative construal leads to several; when all the sullen letters of the code cry TEAM! after YEA! has been, by several hands, uncovered.
    William Gass (b. 1924)