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Pen Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Pen

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For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

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Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's called a pen.
It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
- Dale Dauten

No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time,
no quiet, no inclination.
- James Joyce

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I'm not letting him write anything.
I didn't do anything.
I just took his pen.
- Jason Williams

Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier
than the bow of the violinist;
in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.
- John Philip Sousa

I still draw a lot though.
Ballpoint pen is my preferred medium.
- Mackenzie Crook


 

If you ask me to compromise on principle,
I will get out the veto pen.
- Bill Owens

Caesar had perished from the world of men,
had not his sword been rescued by his pen.
- Henry Vaughan

I am a man-pen.
I feel through the pen, because of the pen.
- Gustave Flaubert

I don't want anything to do with anything mechanical
between me and the paper,
including a typewriter, and I don't even want a fountain
pen between me and the paper.
- Shelby Foote

The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill
himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people.
- George Dennison Prentice

I would not be able to pen an academic and dry diatribe.
I have too much talent for that.
- Theo Van Gogh

But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen,
it governs me, I govern not it.
- Laurence Sterne

You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place,
use a humble pen.
- Paul Simon

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books,
for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not
hesitate to do the same with his pen.
- Maimonides

It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand,
indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has
sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth.
- David Brock

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short,
and the pen is very sharp.
- Terry Pratchett

There is something magical in seeing what you can do,
what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely
with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

I wear my Pen as others do their Sword.
- John Oldham

Some'll rob you with a six gun,
Some with a fountain pen.
- Woody Guthrie

I have, before now, waited for a pen to perform a macro.
- Terry Prachett

The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
- Marty Feldman

What has any poet to trust more than the feel of the
thing? Theory concerns him only until he picks up his pen,
and it begins to concern him again as soon as he lays it down.
- John Ciardi

There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable,
than a pen.
- Petrarch

Do you think I am standing here, making this up as
I go? I am sorry to disillusion you.
I am not Robin Williams.
I am the king of the pen.
- Mitch Hedberg

Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public
restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and
paper under the stall door.
- Marlo Thomas

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold,
or the sword.
- Mary Harris Jones

A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch.
- Michael Ondaatje

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold,
or the sword.
I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mother Jones

I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting
kind of writer when you give me a pen.
- J. M. Synge

Inflated descriptions by the pen or exaggerated illustrations by the pencil.
- Grace Darling

With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks
from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I am no Poet here; my pen's the spout where the rain
water of my eyes run out.
- John Cleveland

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
- Horace

If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of,
use a pen-name for that.
- Dean Koontz

The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through
every other word you have written;
you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
- Sydney Smith

Like everything, what compels one to put pen to paper is a great question.
- Todd Solondz

I bought a seven-dollar pen because I always lose pens
and I got sick of not caring.
- Mitch Hedberg

If you want a transcript of tonight's program,
get a pen and write down everything I said.
- Kevin Nealon

To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.
- Quentin Tarantino

When once the itch of literature comes over a man,
nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.
- Samuel Lover

My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain.
My hand on a pen does.
A fountain pen, of course.
Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.
- Graham Greene

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on.
A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book.
I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
- Pearl S. Buck

I returned to Jerusalem, and it is by virtue of Jerusalem
that I have written all that God has put into my heart and into my pen.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

The one ironclad rule is that I have to try.
I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my
pen every weekday morning.
- Anne Tyler

People still think of me as a cartoonist,
but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these
days is to sign a contract,
a check, or an autograph.
- Walt Disney

A programming language is for thinking about programs,
not for expressing programs you've already thought of.
It should be a pencil, not a pen.
- Paul Graham

The Arab World is writing a new future;
the pen is in our own hands.
- Abdallah II

A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but
she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
- Irvin S. Cobb

No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading
corruption produced by slavery.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
- Ambrose Bierce

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that
he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I usually don't mind giving autographs,
but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you,
it's time to seek shelter.
- Mary Lou Retton

I don't use a pen.
I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.
- Jay Dratler

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that
period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
- Max Beerbohm

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

To hold a pen is to be at war.
- Voltaire

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as
the sword needs swiftness.
- Julia Ward Howe

I'm always suspicious of people who repent of other people's sins.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Political rivals attacked me.
I was savagely beaten.
I was kicked in the face and I lost my eye as a result.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

An ancient dictum says that when Zeus wanted to destroy someone,
he would first drive him mad.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

There wasn't anti-Semitism in France.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

The suffering caused by the terrorists is the real torture.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

In this manner, I continued with Satan for ten days.
His answer and blasphemy were too shocking to pen;
till I was worn out with rage and malice against him,
I could not bear myself.
- Joanna Southcott

In the back of my mind was the constant hankering,
almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks.
Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger
on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes.
I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing.
- Mary Garden

As for me, even though I have been accused of anti-Semitism countless times,
no one has ever heard me make anti-Semitic statements
or engage in anti-Semitic behavior.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Then I decided I couldn't just crawl in the corner and die,
so I started putting pen to paper and wrote some songs.
I had no idea what for or who I was going to work with.
I tried to find my way and direction.
- Glenn Tipton

In my speeches, I always condemned communism,
national-socialism and fascism.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

I condemn what happened in Madrid, but it is suspicious.
If tomorrow there will be another bombing,
in France for example, who will gain power? Of course not Jacques Chirac,
but Le Pen.
- Walid Jumblatt


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