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    The art of art, the glory of expression, is simplicity. Nothing is better than simplicity, and the sunlight of letters is simplicity. Nothing is better than simplicity-nothing can make up for excess, or for the lack of definiteness.

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    The best letters of our time are precisely those that can never be published.

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    The best thing Clinton could do — I think I wrote him a letter about this, but I'm not sure — is to shut up. Every time I turn that radio on, there's Clinton, making a speech. And he makes speeches on a subject he doesn't know anything about. He has no discipline.

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    The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.

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    The big change, the really radical change in communication, was in the late 19th century. The shift from sailing ships to telegraph is astronomical. Everything since then has been small increments, including the internet. So you don't have to wait for a letter to get to England in six weeks, you have almost instant communication. That was an enormous shift.

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    The cabinets of the sick and the closets of the dead have been ransacked to publish private letters and divulge to all mankind the most secret sentiments of friendship.

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    The creative act is like writing a letter. A letter is a project; you don't sit down to write a letter unless you know what you want to say and to whom you want to say it.

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    The difference between Selling and Helping is just two letters.

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    The day I got my first letter from a fan, I felt like I'd been touched by an angel.

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    The FBI is urging all Americans to beware of any letters or packages that have badly misspelled words. Man, this is going to be terrible news for the rap industry.

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    The dot was introduced as a symbol for multiplication by Leibniz. On July 29, 1698, he wrote in a letter to Johann Bernoulli: "I do not like X as a symbol for multiplication, as it is easily confounded with x.

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    The frankest and freest and privatest product of the human mind and heart is a love letter.

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    The four-letter word for psychotherapy is Talk.

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    The Greeks according to official history used letters for hundreds, for tens, and ones.It was extremely complicated. If you talk about Archimedes, you should use Greek letters.

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    The "hairy quadruped furnished with a tail and, pointed ears, probably arboreal in his habits," this good fellow carried hidden in his nature, apparently, something destined to develop into a necessity for humane letters.

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    The headline of an advertisement accounts for 60% of the pull of that ad. In the same way, the start of a letter makes or breaks the letter, because if the start does not interest your reader, he never gets down to the rest of your letter.

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    The girl behind the scrawled letters. I loved you from the moment I read them. I love you still.” - Will Herondale

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    The Grim Reaper, Gloria corrected herself - if anyone deserved capital letters it was surely Death. Gloria would rather like to be the Grim Reaper. She wouldn't necessarily be grim, she suspected she would be quite cheerful (Come along now, don't make such a fuss).

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    The letters in 'Brace Beemer' can be arranged to spell 'Embrace Beer.'

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    The Internet is a fantastic, strange place where you can write an open letter and be reasonably assured that people are going to read it.

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    The letter e may now no longer be used to denote anything other than this positive universal constant.

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    The letter I received said you had need of my particular talents, but I must confess that I have so many talents that I am not sure which one you require.

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    The little words in the Republic of Letters, like the little folks in a nation, are the most useful and significant.

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    The laws of democracy remain a dead letter, its freedom is anarchy, its equality the equality of unequals

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    The literary wiseacres prognosticate in many languages, as they have throughout so many centuries, setting the stage for new hautmonde in letters and making up the public's mind.

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    The love of letters is the forlorn hope of the man of letters. His ruling passion is the love of fame.

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    The lover of letters loves power too.

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    The man of science, like the man of letters, is too apt to view mankind only in the abstract, selecting in his consideration only a single side of our complex and many-sided being.

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    The mystery of writing advertisements consists mainly in saying in a few plain words exactly what it is desired to say, precisely as it would be written in a letter or told to an acquaintance.

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    The Minotaur unstrapped his axe and swung it around. It was beautiful in a harsh I’m~going~togut~you~like~a~fish kind of way. Each of its twin blades was shaped like an omega: Ω—the last letter of the Greek alphabet. Maybe that was because the axe would be the last thing his victims ever saw

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    The profession of letters is, after all, the only one in which one can make no money without being ridiculous.

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    THE NOTE said the first clue was "in the big one." I looked at the jumble of letters that followed, and I saw no pattern. Not such a surprise, since I was missing the puzzle chromosome and couldn't do puzzles designed for nine-year-olds.

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    The number of e-mails and letters that I get from choreographers, from sculptors, from composers who are being inspired by science is huge.

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    The oldest fan letter I've had is from someone aged eighty-five.

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    The only place you're sure to find love is at the end of a letter from your mother.

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    The only way a ventriloquist speaks differently is that he forgoes using his or her lips, and learns to reproduce sounds using the tongue, upper palate, and teeth only. Those 'difficult' letters are B, F, M, P, V, W, and Y.

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    The physician cannot prescribe by letter, he must feel the pulse.

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    Then there's the joy of getting your desk clean, and knowing that all your letters are answered, and you can see the wood on it again.

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    The overall similarity is probably in the mentality of law enforcement officers. There's a sense of wanting to really uphold a sense of morality and make sure that the laws are enforced to the letter, whenever possible.

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    The pleasure of reading biography, like that of reading letters, derives from the universal hunger to penetrate other lives.

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    There are certain people whom one feels almost inclined to urge to hurry up and die so that their letters can be published.

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    There are people who would rather choke than go see my movies. They write me letters all the time.

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    There are no letters in the mailbox And there are no grapes upon the vine And there are no chocolates in your boxes anymore And there are no diamonds in the mine

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    There is something intrinsically wrong about letters. For one thing they are not instantaneous. ... Nor is this the only trouble about letters. They do not arrive often enough. A letter which has been passionately awaited should be immediately supplemented by another one, to counteract the feeling of flatness that comes upon us when the agonizing delights of anticipation have been replaced by the colder flood of fulfilment.

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    There's a lot of hypocrisy in audiences. I'd never dream of telling even on a nightclub stage, let alone my show, some of the jokes that are told in a lot of the living rooms from which we get those letters!

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    There is something very sensual about a letter. The physical contact of pen to paper, the time set aside to focus thoughts, the folding of the paper into the envelope, licking it closed, addressing it, a chosen stamp, and then the release of the letter to the mailbox - are all acts of tenderness.

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    There's a lot of letters, and a lot of people come say "hi" at book signings, but I'm amazed at how normal everybody is.

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    There was no escape from the letter-writer who, a hundred or a hundred and twenty-five years ago, captured a coveted correspondent. It would have been as easy to shake off an octopus or a boa-constrictor.

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    There's so much stuff said about me that's not true, so now if something is hurtful and wrong, I send an e-mail or letter immediately, saying, This is not true.

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    The sadness from reading letters that you know you can't help because it's a person who's in extremis and their problems are not soluble by an advice column.