Quotes of Correspondence

“ After all, I had never typed the word butthole before in my life. It isn't a word that comes up much in business correspondence. ”

- Nicholson Baker

“ I don't believe in coincidence. ”

- Juliette Binoche

“ Chelsea's consistency is beyond us. We want to be the nearest team to them, just in case they have a Devon Loch moment and collapse. ”

- Alex Ferguson

“ Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? ”

- James Thurber

“ The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself. ”

- Rita Mae Brown

“ Equality is not similarity. Equal merit does not mean that one is suited to the same tasks. ”

- George Sand

“ Take the tone of the company you are in. ”

- Lord Chesterfield

“ Take the tone of the company you are in. ”

- Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

“ Their correspondence was something like a duet between a tuba and a piccolo. ”

- David Herbert Donald

“ It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence. ”

- Jacques Barzun

“ Truth is exact correspondence with reality. ”

- Paramahansa Yogananda

“ Meanings, moods, the whole scale of our inner experience finds in nature the "correspondence" through which we may know our boundless selves. ”

- Kathleen Raine

“ Correspondences are like small clothes before the invention of suspenders; it is impossible to keep them up. ”

- Sydney Smith

“ The stage is a concrete physical place which asks to be filled, and to be given its own concrete language to speak. I say that this concrete language, intended for the senses and independent of speech, has first to satisfy the senses, that there is a poetry of the senses as there is a poetry of language, and that this concrete physical language to which I refer is truly theatrical only to the degree that the thoughts it expresses are beyond the reach of the spoken language… ”

- Antonin Artaud

“ The author of genius does keep till his last breath the spontaneity, the ready sensitiveness, of a child, the "innocence of eye" that means so much to the painter, the ability to respond freshly and quickly to new scenes, and to old scenes as though they were new; to see traits and characteristics as though each were new-minted from the hand of God instead of sorting them quickly into dusty categories and pigeon-holing them without wonder or surprise; to feel situations so immediately and keenly that the word "trite" has hardly any meaning for him; and always to see "the correspondences between things" of which Aristotle spoke two thousand years ago. ”

- Dorothea Brande

“ There comes a moment in the day when you have written your pages in the morning, attended to your correspondence in the afternoon, and have nothing further to do. Then comes that hour when you are bored; that's the time for sex. ”

- H.G. Wells

“ The mark of solitude is silence, as speech is the mark of community. Silence and speech have the same inner correspondence and difference as do solitude and community. One does not exist without the other. Right speech comes out of silence, and right silence comes out of speech. ”

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“ The many faces of intimacy: the Victorians could experience it through correspondence, but not through cohabitation; contemporary men and women can experience it through fornication, but not through friendship. ”

- Thomas Szasz

“ Life! Life! Don't let us go to life for our fulfillment or our experience. It is a thing narrowed by circumstances, incoherent in its utterance, and without that fine correspondence of form and spirit which is the only thing that can satisfy the artistic. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ His courtesy was somewhat extravagant. He would write and thank people who wrote to thank him for wedding presents and when he encountered anyone as punctilious as himself the correspondence ended only with death. ”

- Evelyn Waugh

“ After all, I had never typed the word butthole before in my life. It isn't a word that comes up much in business correspondence. ”

- Nicholson Baker

“ I don't believe in coincidence. ”

- Juliette Binoche

“ Chelsea's consistency is beyond us. We want to be the nearest team to them, just in case they have a Devon Loch moment and collapse. ”

- Alex Ferguson

“ Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? ”

- James Thurber

“ The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself. ”

- Rita Mae Brown

“ Equality is not similarity. Equal merit does not mean that one is suited to the same tasks. ”

- George Sand

“ Take the tone of the company you are in. ”

- Lord Chesterfield

“ Take the tone of the company you are in. ”

- Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

“ Their correspondence was something like a duet between a tuba and a piccolo. ”

- David Herbert Donald

“ It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence. ”

- Jacques Barzun
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