ENVELOPE, n. The coffin of a document; the scabbard of a bill; the husk of a remittance; the bed-gown of a love-letter. - Ambrose Bierce
Yes, a deep lesson from the postage stamp. It attaches itself to a moveable material, the envelope and gets going. A good relationship keeps you going forward; a bad one keeps you static. Attach yourself to someone who is also going forward and you will also get there. - Israelmore Ayivor
A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor. - Ring Lardner
The self-addressed stamped envelope. The representation of everything that was wrong with the old publishing industry. - Alexei Maxim Russell
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. - Clifton Fadiman
In all things that involve social pressures, if we want to see change we have to force the envelope outwards.