Quotes of the Day for 3 April 2001 – Letters
It was on this day in 1860 that the Pony Express opened for business, carrying a half ounce between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California for five dollars. In honor of the event, here are some thoughts on Letters.
I have made this a rather long letter because I haven't had time to make it shorter.
- Blaise Pascal
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
- John Donne
Since that deluge of newspaper articles I have been so flooded with questions, invitations, suggestions, that I keep dreaming I am roasting in Hell, and the mailman is the devil eternally yelling at me, showering me with more bundles of letters at my head.
- Albert Einstein
It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun, God's Country and Mine, 1954
I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved it.
- Mark Twain
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