Successful people have to say no to a lot.
September 28, 1956
Thanks for you rletter inviting me to join the committee of the Arts and Sciences for Eisenhower.
I must decline, for secret reasons.
E. B. White
(A word to the wise: "Peelle" sounds like "peel", but if you spell it with a single L your email will not reach me. Also, I will be grumpy.)