The publishers, as I remember at the very beginning of my career, wrote letters with their fountain pens. A letter is different from a phone call or fax. It's a different kind of intimacy. That pervaded the entire business of writing and publishing.
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
E. L. Doctorow