Calligraphy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "calligraphy" (showing 1-15 of 15)
Just above our terror, the stars painted this story in perfect silver calligraphy. And our
“Just above our terror, the stars painted this story
in perfect silver calligraphy. And our souls, too often
abused by ignorance, covered our eyes with mercy.”
Aberjhani, I Made My Boy Out of Poetry

Abdelkebir Khatibi
“إن الحرف المخطط ليس كلياً حرفاً، إنه بالأحرى شئ يتموضع بين الكتابة والموسيقى”
Abdelkebir Khatibi, الاسم العربي الجريح

Charles Yu
“Look at that," he said. "How the ink bleeds." He loved the way it looked, to write on a thick pillow of the pad, the way the thicker width of paper underneath was softer and allowed for a more cushiony interface between pen and surface, which meant more time the two would be in contact for any given point, allowing the fiber of the paper to pull, through capillary action, more ink from the pen, more ink, which meant more evenness of ink, a thicker, more even line, a line with character, with solidity. The pad, all those ninety-nine sheets underneath him, the hundred, the even number, ten to the second power, the exponent, the clean block of planes, the space-time, really, represented by that pad, all of the possible drawings, graphs, curves, relationships, all of the answers, questions, mysteries, all of the problems solvable in that space, in those sheets, in those squares.”
Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

“Just as writing can become calligraphy when it’s creatively, skillfully, and consciously performed, so can all other activities become art. In this case, we are reflecting upon life itself as an artistic statement—the art of living.”
H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

“Calligraphy is an art form that uses ink and a brush to express the very souls of words on paper.”
Kaoru Akagawa

H.G. Wells
“Figures are the most shocking things in the world. The prettiest little squiggles of black looked at in the right light and yet consider the blow they can give you upon the heart.”
H.G. Wells, The History of Mr. Polly

Dai Sijie
“Calligraphy may well be simply an artistic version of another form, that is the ideograms which make up the poem, but then not only does it reflect the character and temperament of the artist but . . . also betrays his heart rate, his breathing.”
Dai Sijie, Once on a Moonless Night

Shawn Martin
“Addison spoke in calligraphy while everyone else talked in scribbles.”
Shawn Martin, Shadowflesh

Ilchi Lee
“If you dance, you’ll feel more joyful. Just thinking isn’t going to make you feel better. Think about how joyful you’ll feel as you dance. Don’t repeat the foolishness of putting off dancing as you debate whether dance will really bring you joy. We feel joy as soon as we dance. Everything is like that.”
Ilchi Lee, Calligraphic Meditation for Everyday Happiness

Ilchi Lee
“Knowing that you have a soul bright and clear like the sun, perceiving and feeling that soul, you will realize that it is very precious and beautiful. When
you consider yourself important and precious, you will begin to feel the same way toward other forms of life and toward the world.”
Ilchi Lee, Calligraphic Meditation for Everyday Happiness

“Lettering creates readable art that comes to life, displaying a quirky, whimsical nature.”
Peggy Dean, The Ultimate Brush Lettering Guide: A Complete Step-by-Step Workbook to Jump Start Modern Calligraphy Skills

Ilchi Lee
“The enlightened worry more about the problems of the world than about their own problems, and their longing for the well-being of all life grows deeper,
making the suffering of all people, all creatures, and all things their own. This is a gift brought by enlightenment, which, at the same time, brings deep anguish.”
Ilchi Lee, Calligraphic Meditation for Everyday Happiness

Ilchi Lee
“Who am I? is not a question about your job or bank balance. Don’t be satisfied with rational or formal answers. Ask yourself seriously and honestly, again and again, and, sooner or later, you’ll hear the voice of your soul. The true answer will come to you, breaking through the thick curtain of your ego, which is made up of your name, job, personality, and similar things.”
Ilchi Lee, Calligraphic Meditation for Everyday Happiness

Ilchi Lee
“If our minds are like a garden, then emotions are like the different flowers that bloom and wither in it all year round, according to the season. Emotions sometimes bring dynamism and significant change to our lives, but we must never be led around by them.”
Ilchi Lee, Calligraphic Meditation for Everyday Happiness

Patricia Robin Woodruff
“On pristine parchment I draw with my skis calligraphic lines of joy, writing poems of movement.”
Patricia Robin Woodruff