Quotes and Sayings about Mail



"I read our emails every day and I know there are people out there who think I'm awful."
- Dan Abrams
(Related: People, Day)

"I get mail; therefore I am."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Mail)

"Email is the greatest thing."
- Wally Amos
"Some very famous directors have started in the mail room, which is just getting inside the studio, getting to know people, getting to know the routine."
- Kenneth Anger
(Related: People, Famous, Mail, Routine)

"At present I answer about 100 letters a month, and read 300 emails."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Letters, Present)

"We get information in the mail, the regular postal mail, encrypted or not, vet it like a regular news organization, format it - which is sometimes something that's quite hard to do, when you're talking about giant databases of information - release it to the public and then defend ourselves against the inevitable legal and political attacks."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Legal, Information, Mail, News, Public, Talking)

"The Postal Service delivers mail six days a week to nearly 140 million addresses. Every year this number increases by 2 million."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Mail, Service)

"Politicians are just Daily Mail journalists writ large, aren't they? They're always telling us what's going to happen, and we know they don't know!"
- Tom Baker
(Related: Mail, Politicians)

"Our mail product, Hotmail, is the market leader globally."
- Steve Ballmer
(Related: Leader, Mail)

"It's the first time I've ever done anything like that. It took longer than I expected. I've gotten a lot of E-mail since I got back, saying they thought I did a good job and presented the case well."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Job, Saying)

"Somebody like Mailer brings to that role everything that he stands for. The types of characters that I gravitate towards, the types of icons, tend to have a heavy physicality in that way."
- Matthew Barney
"I'd rather send out a mass email then hang posters all over the place."
- Todd Barry
"It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Time, Mail)

"I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart, you know, Sparrow's boyfriend. I love that. Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the strip even though there weren't any men in it, so they'd be forced to identify with the women."
- Alison Bechdel
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Boyfriend, Mail)

"Who needs fan mail when you have the Internet?"
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Internet, Mail, Needs)

"I use computers for email, staying current with my own website as well as finding important information through other websites. I also use it for creating MP3 files of new music I'm working on."
- Clint Black
(Related: Computers, Music, Information)

"If you take the biological weapons in the United States we still will have perhaps a single individual who was able to make anthrax, dry it, and spread it through the mail and cause terror."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Cause, Mail, states, Terror, United, Weapons, Will)

"I'm so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He's an amazing director and I can't wait to see the long version."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Day, Mail)

"I get up in the morning, do my e-mail, I check my e-mails all day. I'll go online and I'll buy my books at Amazon.com, but I don't want to buy all of them because I want to go to Duttons and I want to buy books from another human being."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Being, Books, Day, Want)

"You know, I have guys that are almost stalkers... it is very strange. I had this one guy that e-mailed me off my site, and thought we were boyfriend and girlfriend. He then came to my house in London, I do not know how he found it."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Thought, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, London)

"I guess I'm not that aware of such a big fan base. I have a few core people who write me no matter what I'm doing, but I hardly have sacks of mail being dropped on my door!"
- Julie Bowen
(Related: People, Being, Mail)

"I love receiving fan mail."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Love, Mail)

"To me, that means getting back to the point where our Constitution means that you don't tap people's phones and poke into their e-mail and you don't arrest people and keep them hidden for a year and a half without charging them."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: People, Constitution)

"Discourse is fleeting, but junk mail is forever."
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: Mail)

"Mail armor continued in general use till about the year 1300, when it was gradually supplanted by plate armor, or suits consisting of pieces or plates of solid iron, adapted to the different parts of the body."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Body, Mail)

"You do it a day at a time. You write as well as you can, you put it in the mail, you leave it under submission, you never leave it at home."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Home, Time, Day, Mail)

"My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Favorite, Mail)

"We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Freedom, Leaders, Nations, Weapons, World)

"My fan mail is enormous. Everyone is under six."
- Alexander Calder
(Related: Mail)

"Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Time, Christmas, Mail, Office, Post)

"I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun."
- Lee Child
(Related: Communication, Community, Fact, Fun, Now)

"Immortality Device has been tested and researched by medical researchers all over the world from time to time. They email me and told me what they found. I post their results sometimes on my site."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: Medical, Time, Immortality, Post, Results, World)

"I wish everyone was a sci-fi geek because then there would be no violence in the world. There'd be no wars. There'd only be people e-mailing each other."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: People, Violence, World)

"Ismail Merchant was just the most seductive, passionate, outrageous, driven, genius of a man."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Genius, Man)

"Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Art, Work, Emotion, Value)

"Well I'm a longtime AOL subscriber and I love the whole thing. I'm an email junkie and I love the internet, though 7th Heaven doesn't give me much free time to surf these days."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Love, Time, Heaven, Internet)

"I believe in opening mail once a month, whether it needs it or not."
- Bob Considine
(Related: Mail, Needs)

"Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Liberal, Mail, Soccer, Thinking)

"Men won't read any email from a woman that's over 200 words long."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Men, Woman, Words)

"I would say 90 percent of my mail and phone calls are from people who want some kind of help or succor or commitment from me to do something."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: People, Commitment, Help, Mail, Want)

"Some people may have noticed the new computer shelf at the anchor desk. Rather than phone calls, we want to take real time e-mails, and we'll be starting that very soon."
- Catherine Crier
(Related: Time, People, Computer, May, Want)

"We now open our mail with gloves and mask, though I can't imagine why anyone would target a literary agency!"
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Literary, Mail, Now, Open)

"Sir, allusion has been made, in an early stage of this debate, to the history of the excitement which once pervaded a considerable part of the country, in reference to the transportation of the mails on the Lord's day."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: History, Country, Day, Debate, Excitement)

"I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books; I have had fans send me birthday cakes... sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Birthday, Books, Fans)

"I hardly ever watch my own work. I just end up picking myself apart! I can't even stand to hear myself on voicemail. the sound of my own voice is like nails on a chalkboard. The same goes for my records."
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Work, End, Sound, Voice)

"There should be no censorship of mail."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Censorship, Mail)

"I get an awful lot of fan mail, and I read all that I can."
- John Denver
(Related: Mail)

"I just love the storyline, I thought it was hilarious - I loved that part when we opened the door, we all look ahead and we have to look down and see that we're actually dealing with this little boy who did this horrible thing of ordering a wife through e-mail."
- Caroline Dhavernas
(Related: Love, Wife, Thought)

"In the time honored tradition of email, just ignore the question."
- John Dobbin
(Related: Time, Question, Tradition)

"Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows. They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them, but they just don't live up to their promises."
- John Dobbin
(Related: Internet, Promises, Television)

"We work hard on the show. We really believe in the show. It's an enormous privilege to work on a show that has the power to touch people's lives in such a positive way. The fan mail and the e-mail certainly reflect that."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Power, Work, People, Positive, Mail, Privilege)

"The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Technology, Information, Internet)

"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."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Now, Saying, Wrong)

"One serious drawback about letters is that, in order to get them, one must send some out. When it comes to the mail, I feel it is better to receive than to give."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Letters, Mail, Order)

"I know how many days in which I have just answered e-mail, had three phone calls and a two hour lunch. Poof, gone. They are not infrequent."
- Joseph Epstein
"You'd be surprised how many kids and young people come to the website and send me email that they are actually going into the Marine Corp because of something that I said or did."
- R. Lee Ermey
(Related: People, Kids)

"I do get a lot of mail. I get a lot of foreign mail because my mail gets mixed with Emilio Estevez."
- Erik Estrada
(Related: Mail)

"I had a financial page to write in the Mail on Sunday where I'd give tips on shares. I worked there for two and a half years. Nothing compares to the burst of energy felt on a newsroom floor when a big story breaks."
- Adam Faith
(Related: Financial, Energy, Mail, Nothing, Years)

"Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them."
- James Fallows
(Related: Enemies, Letters, Mail)

"We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion."
- Zelda Fitzgerald
(Related: Dreams, Advertising, American, Founding, Infinite, Mail, Play, Promise, Will)

"I love home. I'll stay up there for days on end, I won't even go down the driveway to look for the mail."
- Dan Fogelberg
(Related: Love, Home, End, Mail)

"I refuse to this day to do e-mail because everybody I know that does it, it takes another two or three hours a day. I don't want to give two or three more hours away."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Day, Want)

"Twice I had been stopped by these jobs, and I thought the role on Dark Shadows would go on for about three or four weeks. And then, the phenomenon began, the role caught on, the mail started to flood in."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: Thought, Jobs, Mail, Shadows)

"In fact, this is a blackmail of the terrorists at the expense of the suffering of the hostages."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Fact, Suffering)

"I've had more than 12,000 emails from the United States. It's not easy in the United States to find out the email address of a British parliamentarian."
- George Galloway
(Related: states, United)

"Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Funny, Day, Debt, Help, Quick)

"I thought I'd be a success even back in the mailroom at William Morris."
- David Geffen
(Related: Success, Thought)

"Kristin Brown looks as though she could have been mailed first-class to New York for about a dollar and a half."
- William E. Geist
(Related: First)

"Star Wars was not a very big part but I enjoyed doing it and I get more fan mail for that than anything else I've ever done. It's quite extraordinary, it comes in every day, unbelievable."
- Julian Glover
(Related: Day, Mail)

"We use tools such as email, not just as a way to keep in daily touch with family members who live in other cities, but also as a way to keep in touch with staff and members of the public."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Family, Cities, Public, Tools)

"You're talking to somebody who two years ago couldn't figure out how to use e-mail and who now has carpal tunnel. It has totally changed in that these films would not be getting out to people the way they're getting out without the Internet."
- Robert Greenwald
(Related: People, Internet, Now, Talking, Years)

"I'm addicted to email, but other than that, there are practical things - being able to buy a book on the internet that you can't find in your local bookshop. This could be a lifeline if you live further from the sources."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Being, Internet)

"Those who are seeking ways to tap into the potential of e-mail will find themselves in a position to capitalize on the pending explosion in Internet usage."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Internet, Potential, Will)

"More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic."
- John Hall
(Related: Sympathy, Contempt, Expression, Letters, Poor)

"We came to say, the Quran is our constitution, we are committed to God and his holy book. God willing, should they try to carry out their crime against the Quran, God will tear their state apart and they will become God's lesson to anyone who tries to desecrate the holy book."
- Ismail Haniyeh
(Related: God, Quran, Constitution, Crime, State, Will)

"E-mail is far more convenient than the telephone, as far as I'm concerned. I would throw my phone away if I could get away with it."
- Tom Hanks
"I have had nothing to do in any way, shape or form with the mailing of these anthrax letters, and it is extremely wrong for anyone to contend or suggest that I have."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Letters, Nothing, Wrong)

"And indeed, last week, the FBI executed a search warrant on my residence. This happened one day after my attorneys had left a message on the lead FBI investigator's voice mail confirming my continued readiness to answer questions and otherwise cooperate."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Day, Mail, Questions, Voice)

"The people who send us fan mail written in blood say the nicest things, so it doesn't freak us out too much."
- Davey Havok
(Related: People, Blood, Mail)

"I still get so much fan mail addressed to Carol Brady, and I think a lot of it's through the Net. And I always answer it, if it's legible."
- Florence Henderson
(Related: Mail)

"That's my dream job, to be able to mail songs out to people who want to hear them. Paste my face on them and not travel all over the world trying to sell them."
- Kristin Hersh
(Related: Travel, People, Dream, Job, Mail, Songs, Trying, Want, World)

"Now back in those days, to become a rural mail carrier you had to be approved by congress."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Congress, Mail, Now)

"I'm not computer literate. I e-mail. I know how to get on the Web, but I haven't crossed over into the internet world. I'm old-fashioned, I guess."
- Katie Holmes
(Related: Computer, Internet, Old, World)

"Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone."
- Hedda Hopper
(Related: Deals)

"Our customers call and e-mail us to say that's how it feels when a Zappos box arrives. And that's how we view this company."
- Tony Hsieh
(Related: Company)

"We get a ton of email; everybody does now. It gives us a kind of a pulse that you can feel.We hear people saying, thank you for being fair, for being balanced."
- Brit Hume
(Related: People, Being, Now, Saying)

"I said, 'Okay, it's the year 2000, I'm getting a computer and a Palm Pilot.' I know how to check my e-mail, and I've listed some phone numbers on it. Half the time the battery has gone out so I can't use it."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Time, Computer, Numbers)

"As many of the riders before me had been held up and robbed of their packages, mail and money that they carried, for that was the only means of getting mail and money between these points."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Money, Mail)

"In the office, the mail that came in was always 10 to 1 for me."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Mail, Office)

"Me and Norman Mailer have talked about how hard it is in America to get better. Especially at writing."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: America, Writing)

"Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Sympathy, Soul, Concern, Giving, May, Pity)

"A whole bunch of months passed and I didn't hear anything and then he emailed and asked if I could do a little piece on POD and Queens of the Stone Age."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Age, Months)

"The whole book experience was a look into another world, the world of Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer."
- Jerry Kramer
(Related: Experience, World)

"The bulk of the emails tend to come after a column. I can get about 2,000 after a column."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
"I've never had Internet access. Actually, I have looked at things on other people's computers as a bystander. A few times in my life I've opened email accounts, twice actually, but it's something I don't want in my life right now."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Computers, Life, People, Internet, Now, Right, Want)

"When you start thinking about taking pictures, sending an e-mail, receiving an e-mail, speaking into your phone and have it transcript voice into text and then sent as an e-mail, it's mind-boggling."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Mind, Thinking, Voice)

"The Google algorithm was a significant development. I've had thank-you emails from people whose lives have been saved by information on a medical website or who have found the love of their life on a dating website."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Dating, Life, Love, Medical, People, Development, Information)

"I've seen some great write ups and I emailed her the other night because I saw her on an awards show recently."
- Nia Long
(Related: Awards, Night)

"He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Mail)

"We never let go. Ever. Even with punctuation. It's frightening. I can't see anyone from any record company ever writing an email to Neil and not getting it back, with corrections."
- Chris Lowe
(Related: Company, Writing)

"I started on the fringes of journalism as a cartoonist on The Daily Mail."
- Humphrey Lyttelton
(Related: Journalism, Mail)

"Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Dying, Existence, Living)

"Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Day, Lies, Newspapers, Television)

"Culture's worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we're all totalitarian beasts."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Culture, Worth)

"Because there is very little honor left in American life, there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Men, Life, American, Honor, Masculinity)

"America is a hurricane, and the only people who do not hear the sound are those fortunate if incredibly stupid and smug White Protestants who live in the center, in the serene eye of the big wind."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: People, America, Eye, Sound, Wind)

"Alimony is the curse of the writing class."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Class, Writing)

"A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Democracy, Traveling, Tyranny)

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Gods, Vision, Creation, Devil, Man, May, Will)

"The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Socialism, Suffering)

"Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little bit, one way or another."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Growth, Being)

"The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Horror)

"The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Anxiety, Man)

"There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Marriage, Children, Divorce, First, Woman)

"There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Sex, Nothing, Will)

"There was that law of life, so cruel and so just, that one must grow or else pay more for remaining the same."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Life, Law)

"There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Business, Sex, Pornography, World)

"Tough guys don't dance. You had better believe it."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Dance)

"The final purpose of art is to intensify, even, if necessary, to exacerbate, the moral consciousness of people."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Art, People, Purpose, Consciousness)

"In America all too few blows are struck into flesh. We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that. We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: America, Experts, Spirit)

"The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Baby, Being, Difference, Television, Writing)

"Sentimentality is the emotional promiscuity of those who have no sentiment."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Sentiment, Sentimentality)

"Revolutions are the periods of history when individuals count most."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: History)

"Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Facts)

"Obsession is the single most wasteful human activity, because with an obsession you keep coming back and back and back to the same question and never get an answer."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Obsession, Question)

"Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Winning, Gain, Honor, Masculinity)

"It's not the sentiments of men which make history but their actions."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: History, Men, Actions)

"Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Giving)

"In America few people will trust you unless you are irreverent."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Trust, People, America, Will)

"God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny more extraordinary than was conceived for Him, yes God is like Me, only more so."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: God, Ambition, Destiny)

"If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist."
- Norman Mailer
"I'm hostile to men, I'm hostile to women, I'm hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches, I'm afraid of horses."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Men, Women, Cats, Horses, Poor)

"I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Work, Act, Present, Talk, Tension)

"I hate everything which is not in myself."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Hate)

"I had a quick grasp of the secret to sanity, it had become the ability to hold the maximum of impossible combinations in one's mind."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Ability, Mind, Quick, Sanity)

"I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Life, Purpose)

"Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Jungle, Sophistication)

"The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Men, Blood, Irish, World)

"It's not a good idea to put your wife into a novel; not your latest wife anyway."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Wife, Idea)

"What characterizes a member of a minority group is that he is forced to see himself as both exceptional and insignificant, marvelous and awful, good and evil."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Evil, Minority)

"When I read it, I don't wince, which is all I ever ask for a book I write."
- Norman Mailer
"With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Power, Artist, Defiance, Pride)

"Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Men, Books, Writing)

"We can never know for certain where our prayers are likely to go, nor from whom the answers will come. Just when we think we are at our nearest to God, we could be assisting the Devil."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: God, Answers, Devil, Will)

"The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Men, Heart, Living, Woman, World)

"Not only does travel give us a new system of reckoning, it also brings to the fore unknown aspects of our own self. Our consciousness being broadened and enriched, we shall judge ourselves more correctly."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Travel, Being, Consciousness, Self)

"There is only one valid species of voyage, which is walk towards the men."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Men)

"Travel can also be the spirit of adventure somewhat tamed, for those who desire to do something they are a bit afraid of."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Travel, Adventure, Desire, Spirit)

"We want to feel that this earth is all ours, like our parents' house when we were children."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Children, Earth, Parents, Want)

"Others are keen to see if natives other than us live better than we do, without heat in pipes, ice in boxes, sunshine in bulbs, music on disks, or images gliding over a pale screen."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Music)

"Only when one is able to grasp wideness can one possess it."
- Ella Maillart
"One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Imagination, Enthusiasm, Routine)

"One travels to escape from it all, but that is the great illusion: It cannot be done, since one travels with one's mind."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Mind)

"One travels so as to learn once more how to marvel at life in the way a child does. And blessed be the poet, the artist who knows how to keep alive his sense of wonder."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Artist, Sense, Wonder)

"The wideness of the horizon has to be inside us, cannot be anywhere but inside us, otherwise what we speak about is geographic distances."
- Ella Maillart
"One of the main points about travelling is to develop in us a feeling of solidarity, of that oneness without which no better world is possible."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Feeling, Oneness, Solidarity, World)

"Those who appreciate the ways of simple tribes, where every activity is direct and immediately understandable, are able to live among them."
- Ella Maillart
"When I crossed Asia with my friend Peter Fleming, we spoke to no one but each other during many months, and we covered exactly the same ground. Nevertheless my journey differed completely from his."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Friend, Journey, Months)

"When I look at something, it is certain that for an instant I am one with what I see."
- Ella Maillart
"When the heart speaks, its language is the same under all latitudes."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Heart, Language)

"Words are impotent to describe certain emotions."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Emotions, Words)

"You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Time, Boys, Columbus, First, Risk)

"You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Travel)

"Shall we ever see the 10 million things of the universe simultaneously in order to be the all? I am convinced that to live is to travel towards the world's end."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Travel, End, Order, Universe, World)

"Humanity is made up of an infinity of different individuals. Each of us travels for motives exclusively his own."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Humanity, Infinity, Motives)

"Certain travellers give the impression that they keep moving because only then do they feel fully alive."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Impression)

"It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: End, Journey, Self)

"We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding of the people we meet here or abroad. Like us, they are passengers on board that mysterious ship called life."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, People, Interest, Understanding)

"From the beginning, I wanted to live my own life, and patiently I shored up that desire against wind and tide."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Beginning, Desire, Wind)

"The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Dreams, Work, Confidence, University)

"I am sure that instinctively we wish to be everything, to possess it-why cut the rose or marry the man, otherwise?"
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Man)

"I can see now that a concept or even a feeling makes no sense unless out of our substance we spin around it a web of references, of relationships, of values."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Values, Feeling, Now, Relationships, Sense)

"I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Ambition, Want, Weakness)

"I gained direct knowledge of the life of the poor in big towns: I have lived the narrowing mechanism of its conditioning and feared it."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Poor)

"The true traveller is the one urged to move about for physical, aesthetic, intellectual as well as spiritual reasons."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Spiritual)

"I refuse to imprison our acts in the rigid mould of sentences."
- Ella Maillart
"I wanted to learn a few foreign languages, and therefore I had to go abroad."
- Ella Maillart
"That idea of escapism... these words could sum up my life."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Life, Idea, Escapism, Words)

"The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Character, Benefits, Journey, Moments)

"The sooner we learn to be jointly responsible, the easier the sailing will be."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Will)

"The state of minds vary according to the angle under which one examines them."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: State)

"The timelessness of a concept has to be woven into the running warp of dying time, vertical power has to be wedded to the horizontal earth."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Power, Time, Dying, Earth, Running)

"Every time I took a long leave from home, I felt as if I were going to conquer the world. Or rather, take possession of what is my birthright, my inheritance."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Time, Home, Inheritance, Possession, World)

"I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Value)

"I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet."
- Aristide Maillol
(Related: Sculpture)

"I like fruit baskets because it gives you the ability to mail someone a piece of fruit without appearing insane. Like, if someone just mailed you an apple you'd be like, 'huh? What the hell is this?' But if it's in a fruit basket you're like, 'this is nice!'"
- Demetri Martin
(Related: Ability, Hell, Mail)

"You glance at an e-mail. You give more attention to a real letter."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Attention)

"Unlike then, the mail stream of today has diminished by such things as e-mails and faxes and cell phones and text messages, largely electronic means of communication that replace mail."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Communication, Mail, Today)

"So I have a friend who works for me once a week. She's got e-mail, so anybody that must send an e-mail, they send it to her and she faxes it to me. Sounds like a long way of doing things, but it works for me."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Friend)

"I would really hate to have e-mail. It's bad enough with all the mail I get."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Hate, Mail)

"At the risk of being a fuddy-duddy I don't have a computer; I don't have e-mail; and I really don't need something in my house that I would be sitting in front of for hours."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Being, Computer, Risk)

"Fan mail is one thing, but fans you meet in person are a different matter entirely."
- Audrey Meadows
(Related: Fans, Mail)

"I'm certainly getting a lot more mail... that's basically it."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Mail)

"The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable."
- Robert G. Menzies
(Related: History, Character, Law, Tradition)

"This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels. The characters are very Indian. I decided that I wanted to do a comedy, so this was just the right one."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Comedy, Right, Witty)

"Well, I am from India and I wanted to make films in English for the international market in India. So that was really the main thing, and then of course economically it was cheaper to make films in India."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: English)

"We have gotten some terrible reviews at times but if we depended on the judgment of the studios or critics, we never would have made more than one movie."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Judgment)

"Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness. All of that is always there."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Love, Longing, Melancholy, Sadness)

"Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia. The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims, but it's also the language of the Hindus."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Language)

"It's about a young man who has climbed to fame and he discovers that his writing and the relationship with his wife are really more important for him than anything else."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Wife, Fame, Man, Writing)

"It's about a father and daughter and the daughter's friend and her relationship with her current husband."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Father, HusbDaughter, Friend)

"A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it's all Urdu. I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Culture, Popular, Words)

"I feel very proud that we have managed to stay together. In these forty years we have made forty-six films. Each one has brought a certain name and contribution to cinema."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: Cinema, Name, Years)

"The mixture of the Trinidadian people and the Indian people has caused a new culture to emerge."
- Ismail Merchant
(Related: People, Culture)

"I found through my fan mail that women... really wanted a role model."
- Donna Mills
(Related: Women, Mail)

"Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Friendship, Love)

"Socialism is a fraud, a comedy, a phantom, a blackmail."
- Benito Mussolini
(Related: Comedy, Fraud, Socialism)

"My free time at home is usually spent emailing, listening to music, reading and talking on the phone. I wish I was on the phone less, but I have been fortunate to stay in touch with so many incredible friends."
- Steve Nash
(Related: Home, Time, Music, Friends, Listening, Reading, Talking)

"The Blackberry is really essential for keeping up on my emails when I'm out of the office, which is a lot."
- David Neeleman
(Related: Office)

"For a fortnight nobody at all emailed me, or posted a follow-up. Doesn't anyone care, I thought? It turned out my newsreader was broken, and hadn't posted at all."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Thought, Care)

"I am not overlooking any mail. I'm looking at all of it. I even wrote back to the Viagra people."
- Randy Newman
(Related: People, Mail)

"The terrorists that we are up against today do not rely upon cell phones and SAT phones and emails. They rely on couriers. You cannot intercept what a courier is telling somebody."
- Oliver North
(Related: Today)

"The abortion cases produced an enormous amount of mail to my chambers, vastly more than to the other chambers, I am sure. I sometimes thought there wasn't a woman in the United States who didn't write me a letter on one side or the other of that issue."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Thought, Abortion, Mail, states, United, Woman)

"We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Education, Hope, Children, Giving, Law, Letters, Lies, Parents, Responsibility, Sound, State, states, Will)

"I don't know if I'm a heartthrob or if I want to be one! I heard that I get the most fan mail. It's very flattering, and lovely to be popular with the public."
- Christopher Parker
(Related: Mail, Popular, Public, Want)

"I don't believe in email. I'm an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up."
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Old)

"Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail."
- Luciano Pavarotti
(Related: Love, Music, Learning, Mail, Reading)

"There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl's requesting a signed photo of me."
- Michael Phelps
(Related: Pretty, Scotland, Woman)

"In terms of being a role model, I didn't start out to be one. I don't go to work every day with that in mind. But, I do get a lot of fan mail from young girls."
- Victoria Pratt
(Related: Work, Being, Day, Girls, Mail, Mind)

"If you want something, it will elude you. If you do not want something, you will get ten of it in the mail."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Mail, Want, Will)

"To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that's all I would be remembered for."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Women, Career, Day, Hate, Law, Mail, School, Song)

"Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single popcorn kernel that didn't pop. I'll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of paper and mail it back to them."
- Orville Redenbacher
(Related: Mail, Will)

"The evidence that things are changing fast can be seen in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging. We should be collecting emails as we used to collect telephone numbers and using them to better communicate our message to key voters."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Influence, Key, Numbers)

"At least for the people who send me mail about a new language that they're designing, the general advice is: do it to learn about how to write a compiler."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: People, Advice, Language, Mail)

"Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Work, Mail, Software)

"I find I use the Internet more and more. It's just an invaluable tool. I do most of my research on the Net now - and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Internet, Now, Research)

"I mean I appreciate fan mail and that the people like what I am doing but I can't answer it. If I would answer 25 letters a day I would be just a guy answering mail and not an artist anymore."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: People, Artist, Day, Letters, Mail)

"I hope all of you are going to fill out your census form when it comes in the mail next month. If you don't return the form the area you live in might get less government money and you wouldn't want that to happen, would you."
- Andy Rooney
(Related: Government, Money, Hope, Mail, Want)

"It is hard to check five email inboxes, three voice mail systems, or five blogs that you are tracking."
- David Rose
(Related: Mail, Voice)

"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Men, Accomplishments, Voice)

"Email, instant messaging, and cell phones give us fabulous communication ability, but because we live and work in our own little worlds, that communication is totally disorganized."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Work, Ability, Communication)

"Although every step must be taken to protect against a chemical or biological attack in America, our nation would survive the use of those weapons as we did when anthrax was mailed to our Capitol and other targets."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: America, Nation, Weapons)

"At this point, I think I would garner a lot of hate mail if I was now on the cover of Modern Drummer seeing as I'm not a modern drummer anymore."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Hate, Mail, Now)

"I got more mail than anybody on the history of The Today Show, but half of it was to get me off the air."
- Willard Scott
(Related: History, Mail, Today)

"Whenever I do your show, sometimes I get a little check in the mail and then I take that check and buy a new pair of shoes, and then I wear those shoes the next time I do your show."
- Amy Sedaris
(Related: Time, Mail)

"This was all the inspiration it took: We put 100 percent of ourselves in the lines. We personally take care of everything, from fulfillment to answering the mail."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Inspiration, Care, Fulfillment, Mail)

"Although I get so much fan mail from Great Britain, tell me, am I more famous there than Michael Madsen?"
- Tom Sizemore
(Related: Famous, Mail)

"Pulling the plug on the BlackBerry could cost corporate America millions of dollars. The BlackBerry is more than e-mail but a handheld office, and if you shut down the BlackBerry, you shut off the data that powers American business."
- Al Smith
(Related: Business, America, American, Corporate, Office)

"The future of the airlines lay in hauling people, not in hauling mail for the government."
- Cyrus Rowlett Smith
(Related: Government, People, Future, Mail)

"My mother answers all my fan mail."
- Patti Smith
(Related: Mother, Answers, Mail)

"Gentlemen don't read each other's mail."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: Gentlemen, Mail)

"If you don't have an E-mail address, you're in the Netherworld. If you don't have your own World Wide Web page, you're a nobody."
- Clifford Stoll
(Related: World)

"If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story."
- Rex Stout
(Related: Home, Books, Chess, Mail, Television, Will)

"Every conceivable cruel method of blackmail was used against me to obtain by force and at all costs confessions and statements both about comrades who had been arrested, and about political activities."
- Ernst Thalmann
(Related: Force)

"Carloads of tourists would photograph the family mailbox, and there was weird mail, death threats."
- Henry Thomas
(Related: Death, Family, Mail, Tourists)

"I think it's a sensible thing not to read your fan mail - not to take it too seriously."
- Robin Trower
(Related: Mail)

"CBS started to confiscate our packages and mail as a safety procedure. A lot of packages that people send for the holidays and to our kids we can't open. A lot of times they are from overseas. It's very upsetting at times."
- Hunter Tylo
(Related: People, Holidays, Kids, Mail, Open, Safety)

"I could go through a lot of my old emails from when I first started doing comics. Back then the lowest age of fans was like 15 or 16 up to people in their 20's and 30's."
- Jhonen Vasquez
(Related: Age, People, Fans, First, Old)

"Ever since I'm done with Zim everyone thinks that I'm going to go back to comics. I've been flooded with emails asking me if I'm working on the new Johnny over and over again."
- Jhonen Vasquez
"Qmail out of the box works fine, so people will want to use it regardless of licensing restrictions, even when the software does not ship with their system software."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: People, Software, Want, Will)

"Like all software, Qmail can survive only when it keeps up with changing requirements."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Software)

"At the time the Sendmail program had a very poor reputation with respect to security, with four root vulnerabilities per year for two successive years."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Time, Poor, Reputation, Respect, Security, Years)

"As of today, the Postfix mail transport agent has almost 50,000 lines of code, comments not included."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Mail, Today)

"And I did Batman, too. I did Mr. Freeze. I get more mail for him than anything I've ever done."
- Eli Wallach
(Related: Mail)

"I also hate those holidays that fall on a Monday where you don't get mail, those fake holidays like Columbus Day. What did Christopher Columbus do, discover America? If he hadn't, somebody else would have and we'd still be here. Big deal."
- John Waters
(Related: America, Columbus, Day, Hate, Holidays, Mail)

"Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech."
- Auberon Waugh
(Related: Purpose, Americans, Speech, Wishing)

"For the past few years I have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and occasionally on the phone with women I have met online."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Women, Past, Years)

"When I took command in Vietnam, I gave great emphasis to food and medical care - and to the mail."
- William Westmoreland
(Related: Food, Medical, Care, Mail, Vietnam)

"For example, I was discussing the use of email and how impersonal it can be, how people will now email someone across the room rather than go and talk to them. But I don't think this is laziness, I think it is a conscious decision people are making to save time."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Time, People, Decision, Example, Laziness, Now, Talk, Will)

"I have no ghost writers. I personally write every message and every piece of published mail."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Mail, Writers)

"In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it."
- George Will
(Related: Sacrifice, Class, Income, Mail, Pleasure, Washington, Will, Word)

"First, I'd become an avid reader of blogs, especially music blogs, and they seemed to be where the critical-thinking action was at, to have the kind of energy that I associate with rock writing of the 1970s or Internet e-mail discussion lists a decade ago."
- Carl Wilson
(Related: Music, Action, Energy, First, Internet, Writing)

"My father had all kinds of instruments in the house that he would hide from my mother. He bought them through mail order!"
- Cassandra Wilson
(Related: Mother, Father, Mail)

"Most of my mail comes from young people."
- Richard Wilson
(Related: People, Mail)

"What troubles me is the Internet and the electronic technology revolution. Shyness is fueled in part by so many people spending huge amounts of time alone, isolated on e-mail, in chat rooms, which reduces their face-to-face contact with other people."
- Philip Zimbardo
(Related: Technology, Time, People, Revolution, Internet, Shyness)