Explore quotations drawn from inspiring correspondence—and the powerful stories behind them—from some of history's most noted (and notorious) letter-writers in Signed & Sealed, a beautiful collection from Quotabelle.
From the authors of Beautifully Said, Grit & Grace, and Bravely, comes Signed & Sealed, a charming gift book that captures the wit, heart, whimsy, drama, and brilliance of correspondence between iconic and little-known pairs both past and present. Inside, readers will find quotations from these exchanges—highlighting the openings and closings penned by their authors—alongside intriguing stories that reveal the who, what, when, and where behind each carefully selected passage.
With chapter themes like “with a wink,” “with a swoon,” and “with an agenda,” this clever, rigorously researched collection delivers wisdom and inspiration drawn from the private words of public pairs. Quoted segments of these correspondences are drawn from letters of all sorts—from fan mail and love letters to sage advice and fond farewells. The featured quotations—and the back stories that accompany them—are perfectly suited for bibliophiles, history buffs, pen pals, stationery fans, and letter lovers of all ages.
The 100 featured correspondents include friends, colleagues, lovers, family members, and professional admirers, among them Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, John Adams and Abigail Smith, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Taylor and Andy Warhol, Nelson Mandela and his young daughters, plus many more.
This unique collection was meticulously researched and curated with care by Quotabelle, a start-up that elevates women’s voices through the power of words. It’s bound to inspire today’s letter writers to create their own new “signatures.”
Signed & Sealed is a perfect pairing with Quotabelle’s Salutations & Signoffs notecards, both designed to revive the lost art of letter-writing, one line at a time.
About the Author
Quotabelle creates smart, distinctive products designed to introduce female role models to the world, in print and online.
The company is solving a quote supply problem uncovered through research—that less than 15% of the millions of quotes shared every day are by women and girls. Most are unsourced; many are misattributed. The words of entrepreneurs, educators, scientists, inventors, adventurers, artists and athletes are often missing.
The Quotabelle team is reimagining how ideas are discovered and shared. They're building the most modern collection of sourced quotes by women and girls, and ensuring that every quote leads to a true story to inspire today's dreamers and doers.
Pauline Weger is an author, inventor, and social entrepreneur. Originally raised in a small, coastal town north of Boston, she and her husband recently settled in western Massachusetts after having lived in northern Virginia and Germany. Mom to two daughters, she stepped away from corporate life to spend her days building a business that creatively shares women's ideas and true stories.
Alicia Williamson, PhD is an author, editor, and wayfaring academic who loves to use her keyboard for good. She has researched and taught Literature, Writing, and Women's Studies. Her work within and beyond the university is dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices and stories. Originally from the lake country of northern Minnesota, Alicia currently resides in the UK with her husband and their two young daughters.