Quotes About Pen

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Rick Riordan
“then things got even stranger.
Mr. Brunner, who'd been out in front of the museum a minute before, wheeled his chair into the doorway of the gallery, holding a pen in his hand.
"What ho, Percy!" he shouted, and tossed the pen through the air.
Mrs. Dodds lunged at me.
With a yelp, I dodged and felt talons slash the air next to my ear. I snatched the ballpoint pen out of the air, but when it hit my hand, it wasn't a pen anymore. It was a sword-Mr. Brunner's bronze sword, which he always used on tourement day.
Mrs. Dodds spun toward me with a murderous look in her eyes.
My knees were jelly. My hands were shaking so bad I almost dropped the sword.
She snarled, "Die, honey!"
And she flew straight at me.
Absolute terror ran through my body. I did the only thing that came naturally:I swung the sword.
The metal blade hit her shoulder and passed through her body as if she were made made of water. Hisss!
Mrs. Dodds was a sand castle in a power fan. She exploded into yellow powder, vaporized on the spot, leaving nothing but the smell of sulfur and a dying screech and a chill of evil in the air, as if those two glowing red eyes were still watching me.”
Rick Riordan

Lemony Snicket
“Anyone who thinks the pen is mightier than the sword has not been stabbed with both.”
Lemony Snicket, When Did You See Her Last?

bell hooks
“I mostly want to remind her of the recipes of healing, and give her my own made-on-the spot remedy for the easing of her pain. I tell her, “Get a pen. Stop crying so you can write this down and start working on it tonight.” My remedy is long. But the last item on the list says: “When you wake up and find yourself living someplace where there is nobody you love and trust, no community, it is time to leave town – to pack up and go (you can even go tonight). And where you need to go is any place where there are arms that can hold you, that will not let you go.”
bell hooks, Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery

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

Sanober  Khan
“the intensity
in your eyes

burns my pen
as i write.”
Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest

Anne Fadiman
“Muses are fickle, and many a writer, peering into the voice, has escaped paralysis by ascribing the creative responsibility to a talisman: a lucky charm, a brand of paper, but most often a writing instrument. Am I writing well? Thank my pen. Am I writing badly? Don't blame me blame my pen. By such displacements does the fearful imagination defend itself.”
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

Anne Bradstreet
“I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits./ A poet's pen all scorn I should thus wrong/ For such despite they cast on female wits;/ If what I do prove well, it won't advance,/ They'll say it's stolen, or else, it was by chance.”
Anne Bradstreet

Cynthia Voigt
“She looked at her hand: Just some hand, holding a cheap pen. Some girls’ hand. She had nothing to do with that hand. Let that hand do whatever it wanted to.”
Cynthia Voigt, When She Hollers

Anne Fadiman
“Pen-bereavement is a serious matter.”
Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

“I haven’t written you a poem in years it seems.
How can it be my fault
when the words to describe you have not yet been created?
When the alphabet lacks the very letters?
How can it be my fault
when your loveliness only grows
by the time I reach for pen and paper?
Tell me how I am at fault
when I am only a beginner in poems
and you are exquisite poetry?
To write you in words
is to put a veil upon you.
Why must I write
when I can kiss you instead?”
Kamand Kojouri

“The Scribe"


Under the wings
Of the feathered Goddess,
And in the middle
Of the three dancing women,
The scribe comes alive
To reveal mysteries hidden
Through divine gifts given
The scribe is driven
On his sacred mission
To wake up
All the universe's
Men, women and
Heavenly children.
Under the seven rays of Aten,
And from the age of just ten,
The scribe comes alive
With the fertile ink
Of his luminous pen.
Below the spectacle of the moon,
And in the smile of the sun,
The scribe is here to show us
How we are all one.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“I used to always read with a pen in my hand, as if the author and I were in a conversation. ”
Tara Bray Smith

“The pen is mightier than the sword.”
Edward L. Wheeler
tags: pen, sword

Alex Morritt
“The pen may indeed be mightier than the sword, but the wordsmith would do well to welcome the blacksmith back into the fold, so that artisan craftsmanship the world over may fend off the ravages of industrialised homogeneity and bland monoculture.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
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“They took my books
because my message was love.
They took my pen
because my words were love.
Then they took my voice
because my song was love.
Soon they’ll take myself
so nothing remains.
But they don’t know that when I'm gone
my love will stay.”
Kamand Kojouri

When the lyrical muse sings the creative pen dances.
“When the lyrical muse sings the creative pen dances.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

A. Saleh
“When people starts to enjoy a writer's pen, he becomes a legend even if his stories are neither long nor publicly surrounded by expectations.”
A. Saleh

Vladimir Nabokov
“And speaking of this wonderful machine:
[840] I’m puzzled by the difference between
Two methods of composing: A, the kind Which goes on solely in the poet’s mind,
A testing of performing words, while he
Is soaping a third time one leg, and B,
The other kind, much more decorous, when
He’s in his study writing with a pen. In method B the hand supports the thought,
The abstract battle is concretely fought.
The pen stops in mid-air, then swoops to bar
[850] A canceled sunset or restore a star,
And thus it physically guides the phrase
Toward faint daylight through the inky maze.
But method A is agony! The brain
Is soon enclosed in a steel cap of pain.
A muse in overalls directs the drill Which grinds and which no effort of the will
Can interrupt, while the automaton
Is taking off what he has just put on Or walking briskly to the corner store [860] To buy the paper he has read before.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Your mind is a book; God is the pen.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

Lauren DeStefano
“A girl should never stop thinking.”
Lauren DeStefano, Broken Crowns
tags: pen

Orrin Woodward
“Power in society is achieved through control of the purse, pen, and politics.”
Orrin Woodward

“Decisions are the privilege we’ve been granted to have a hand in penning the script of our lives. And in the writing, the question is not the availability of the paper or the pen. The question is the wisdom to use them rightly.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Autumn's Journey: Deep Growth in the Grief and Loss of Life's Seasons

“I'm back in the old attic again, writing to relieve my pains.
Pen and Paper keeps me sane.”
CHARMAINE FORDE

“Broken heart is flute.i blow into the flute & design walking portrait with empty pen”
basant nayak

Wllm Worth
“Never let anyone use your toothbrush or your pen. -Author Wllm Worth”
Wllm Worth, By Gone Daze: Small Towns Can Have Big Secrets

Criss Jami
“By(e) pen, I've tried my hand at poetry; only to see how boring it is to me. That is, unless I get a chance to destroy each and every piece while doing it as I please.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“Decisions are the privilege we’ve been granted to have a hand in penning the script of our lives. And in the writing, the question is not the availability of the paper or the pen. The question is the wisdom to use them rightly.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

“A liar with a pen is a writer”
Genesis Quihuis

“Tickle my heart with your pen. Write me for all to read. Bind our love inside a book. Make me, your poetry.”
N'Zuri Za Austin

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