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Get your ink flow­ing with inspired lines from fa­mous letters.

Wish you were here

“I com­posed a beau­ti­ful let­ter to you in the sleep­less night­mare hours of the night, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite sim­ple des­per­ate hu­man way.”

— Vita Sackville-West to Vir­ginia Wolf

Break­ing a bit of bad news

“I will not say that your mul­berry trees are dead; but I am afraid they’re not alive.”

— Jane Austen to her sis­ter Cas­san­dra

A lit­tle en­cour­age­ment

“As Buddha says: Live like a mighty river. And as the old Greeks said: Live as though all your an­ces­tors were liv­ing again through you.”

— Ted Hughes to his son Ni­cholas

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