I always reread your letters, which requires a bit of time, and now I haven’t had time to reread your last one except in bits and pieces.
You shouldn’t make the effort to read over those you send me. I never reread mine. If some word is missing, put it in, and I will do the same here with yours. The meaning is at once clear, and it is a waste of time to reread them unnecessarily.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Letter 177 to her brother Lorenza de Cepeda (excerpt)
17 January 1577
Teresa of Avila, St. 1985, The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, translated from the Spanish by Kavanaugh, K; Rodriguez, O, ICS Publications, Washington DC.