Quotation by Robert Benchley

Most personal correspondence of today consists of letters the first half of which are given over to an indexed statement of why the writer hasn't written before, followed by one paragraph of small talk, with the remainder devoted to reasons why it is imperative that the letter be brought to a close.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Of All Things! "When Genius Remained Your Humble Servant," Henry Holt (1921).
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