Mail Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mail quotes, mail sayings, and mail proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

I've always felt there is something sacred in a piece of paper that travels the earth from hand to hand, head to head, heart to heart. Robert Michael Pyle
I love the rebelliousness of snail mail, and I love anything that can arrive with a postage stamp. There's something about that person's breath and hands on the letter. Diane Lane
A real thank you does not come by e-mail. They come in the mail in an envelope. And what comes out of an envelope is a beautiful thing to touch and to handle and to pass around for everyone to read. Letitia Baldrige
Letters are above all useful as a means of expressing the ideal self; and no other method of communication is quite so good for this purpose. In letters we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires. Elizabeth Hardwick
The post office has a great charm at one point of our lives. When you have lived to my age, you will begin to think letters are never worth going through the rain for. Jane Austen
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I think I became a writer because I used to write letters to my friends, and I used to love writing them. I loved the idea that you can put marks on a page and send it off, and two days later, someone laughs somewhere else in the world. David Nicholls
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. Phyllis Theroux
The letter suddenly seemed like my most important possession, and like all the real, handwritten, postally delivered letters these days, an instant relic from a previous era, before time and space collapsed and we started sending messages to each other's pockets. Anne Gisleson
I have now attained the true art of letter-writing, which we are always told, is to express on paper exactly what one would say to the same person by word of mouth. Jane Austen
A love letter lost in the mail, forgotten, misdelivered and then discovered years later and received by the intended is romantic. A love letter ending up in someone's spam filter is just annoying. B.J. Neblett
At a time when the Post Office is losing substantial revenue from the instantaneous flow of information by email and on the Internet, slowing mail service is a recipe for disaster. Bernie Sanders
SPAM is taking e-mail, which is a wonderful tool, and exploiting the idea that it's very inexpensive to send mail. Bill Gates
Getting snail mail is one of my favorite indulgences, and I think receiving mail is actually a common joy. Mary Lambert
I got a card in the mail from a close college friend saying that she was proud of me and what I've been doing. It was very sweet and honest. Nobody writes letters anymore, so when you get one in the mail, it feels very special. Chris Wood
What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp. unknown
We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last we destroy them out of discretion, and so disappears the most beautiful, the most immediate breath of life, irrecoverable for ourselves and for others. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Mail from home was so important when you were traveling. It kept you in touch with the familiar, even the part you were running from. Helen Van Slyke
I consider it a good rule for letter-writing to leave unmentioned what the recipient already knows, and instead tell him something new. Sigmund Freud
Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them. James Fallows
Letters are something from you. It's a different kind of intention than writing an e-mail. Keanu Reeves
I grew up writing thank-you notes. Real, honest-to-goodness, pen-and-ink, stamped and posted letters. More than simple habit, it's about what the commitment to expressing your thoughts and feelings in writing says about the character of the writer. About the joy, such notes bring to the reader. Taylor Mali
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
Sadly, e-mail has triggered the decline of the handwritten note; I have seen its near-disappearance in my lifetime. Jami Attenberg
Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. Lord Byron
I sometimes think one of the great blessings we shall enjoy in heaven, will be to receive letters by every post and never be obliged to reply to them. Washington Irving
How wonderful it is to be able to write someone a letter! To feel like conveying your thoughts to a person, to sit at your desk and pick up a pen, to put your thoughts into words like this is truly marvelous. Haruki Murakami
A letter is never ill-timed; it never interrupts. Instead it waits for us to find the opportune minute, the quiet moment to savor the message. There is an element of timelessness about letter writing. Lois Wyse
In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people's lives. Anatole Broyard
Letter writing is an excellent way of slowing down this lunatic helter skelter universe long enough to gather one’s thoughts. Nick Bantock