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Artigos etiquetados “correspondência


Publicado em 19/06/2022

Dear Sir,

Some days ago I received a letter from Mr. Jagger asking me to design a picture or to place at his disposal unpublished work to reproduce on the cover-sleeve for an LP record.

My answer to both questions must be no, as I want to devote all my time and attention to the many commitments I made; I cannot possibly accept any further assignments or spend any time on publicity.

By the way, please tell Mr. Jagger I am not Maurits to him, but
Very sincerely,
M. C. Escher

— Carta de M. C. Escher em resposta a Mick Jagger dos Rolling Stone, 20 de Janeiro de 1970


Publicado em 06/05/2022

Dear Matthew
I am afraid I’m much too important to write notes to people like you.
Please remember that I am very very very very very very important.
However, there is no John Cleese fan club (despite my importance) because they were all murdered in 1983 by Michael Palins’ fan club.
I enclose a photograph to remind you of my importance.
Yours sincerely,

—John Cleese, carta a um jovem fã em 1980


Publicado em 29/04/2022

I admit I often tear up letters myself: one can’t, even at my age, believe that other people want affection or admiration; yea one knows that there’s nothing in the whole world so important. Why is it? Why are we all so tongue tied and spellbound? Why do we live three streets off and yet never meet? I think human beings are fundamentally crushed by a sense of their insignificance.

—Virgina Woolf, carta para Philip Morrell, 3 de Fevereiro de 1938


Publicado em 19/03/2022

Boris really has adopted a disgracefully cavalier attitude to his classical studies. It is a question of priorities, which most of his colleagues have no difficulty in sorting out. Boris sometimes seems affronted when criticised for what amounts to a gross failure of responsability (and surprised at the same time that he has not appointed Captain of the School for next half). I think he honestly believes that it is churlish of us not to regard him as an exception, one who should be free of the network of obligation which binds everyone else.

—Martin Hammond, Master in College, Eton, carta para Stanley Johnson, 10 de Abril de 1982