Quotation by Robert Benchley

If you are one of the hewers of wood and drawers of small weekly paychecks, your letters will have to contain some few items of news or they will be accounted dry stuff.... But if you happen to be of a literary turn of mind, or are, in any way, likely to become famous, you may settle down to an afternoon of letter-writing on nothing more sprightly in the way of news than the shifting of the wind from south to south-east.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Chips Off the Old Benchley, "On Saying Little at Great Length," Harper & Brothers (1949).
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