Handwriting Quotes

Quotes tagged as "handwriting" (showing 1-30 of 35)
Christian Dior
“A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. ”
Christian Dior

A.A. Milne
“My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

James Robertson
“I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper.”
James Robertson, The Testament of Gideon Mack

Francine Prose
“Like seeing a photograph of yourself as a child, encountering handwriting that you know was once yours but that now seems only dimly familiar can inspire a confrontation with the mystery of time.”
Francine Prose, Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

P.G. Wodehouse
“...there was practically one handwriting common to the whole school when it came to writing lines. It resembled the movements of a fly that had fallen into an ink-pot, and subsequently taken a little brisk exercise on a sheet of foolscap by way of restoring the circulation.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Politeness Of Princes And Other School Stories

George Bernard Shaw
“the beauty and nobility, the august mission and destiny, of human handwriting.”
George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

Ann Aguirre
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen your handwriting before. It’s an oddly personal thing, isn’t it?”
Ann Aguirre, Aftermath

“Irony, we want our handwriting to look like typed fonts, and our computer fonts to look like handwritten text.”
Vikrmn, Corpkshetra

Neal Stephenson
“The quill swirled and lunged over the page, in a slow but relentless three steps forward, two steps back sort of process and finally came to a full stop in a tiny pool of its own ink. Then, Louis Phelypeaux, First Compte de Pontchartrain, raised the nib, let it hover for an instant, as if gathering his forces, and hurled it backwards along the sentence, tiptoeing over “i’s” and slashing through “t’s” and “x’s” nearly tripping over an umlaut, building speed and confidence while veering through a slalom course of acute and grave accents, pirouetting through cedillas and carving vicious snap-turns through circumflexes. It was like watching the world’s greatest fencing master dispatch twenty opponents with a single continuous series of maneuvers.”
Neal Stephenson

“Handwriting is a spiritual designing, even though it appears by means of a material instrument.”

Sol Luckman
“Max never intended to be messy with his writing, which he could read just fine, years later if necessary, even if his teachers couldn’t. He merely found that his active mind tended to move too fast for his hand to keep up with.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

Fennel Hudson
“Vintage fountain pens have provenance that makes a traditionalist go weak at the knuckles.”
Fennel Hudson, A Writer's Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 3

Shirl Solomon
“The child is father of the man….attributed to Sigmund Freud, but believed to have been coined by a well-known poet years before Freud's time”
Shirl Solomon, Knowing Your Child Through His Handwriting and Drawings

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We are living out the drama of a pathetic story whose pages are smeared with our own handwriting.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Toba Beta
“Handwriting enables civilization.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Fennel Hudson
“I take pride in using fountain pens. They represent craftsmanship and a love of writing. Biros, on the other hand, represent the throwaway culture of modern society, which exists on microwave ready-meals and instant coffee.”
Fennel Hudson, A Writer's Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 3

Fennel Hudson
“Writing with a biro is the emotional equivalent of giving your loved one a plastic rose on Valentine’s Day.”
Fennel Hudson, A Writer's Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 3

Fennel Hudson
“Think about it: send SLASH receive. Email is the frenzied killer of proper communication.”
Fennel Hudson, A Writer's Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 3

Fennel Hudson
“Text talk? How can the art of writing, once performed by monastic scribes, have degenerated into little more than creative candyfloss?”
Fennel Hudson, A Writer's Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 3

Fennel Hudson
“How is your handwriting?” I ask. “Do you write in pencil or pen?” They stare back at me with squinting eyes and a look that needs no words. “Get with it granddad.”
Fennel Hudson, A Writer's Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 3

Hjalmar Söderberg
“-ty var människas handstil förändras oavbrutet, en liten smula vart år, kanske omärkligt för henne själv, men lika oundvikligt och säkert som ansiktet, hållningen, rörelserna, själen.”
Hjalmar Söderberg

Lorenzo Frick
“Handschrift ist so vieles, aber ist doch nichts in einer Welt in der Schrift beinahe nur noch in Form von Pixeln existiert.”
Lorenzo Frick

C.B. Lee
“It's old-school to write by hand, but Jess likes the way the words blossom under her fingertips [. . .] These scribblings and imaginings are for no one else.”
C.B. Lee, Not Your Sidekick

“Handwriting is the shackle of the mind.”

Syrie James
“To my amazement, miraculously, the lid suddenly loosened and slid all the way open, revealing its hidden cargo: A stack of small paper booklets. Dozens and dozens of them. Booklets made of ordinary sheets of white writing paper, folded in half, and hand-stitched along the spine. Booklets in remarkably pristine condition, all covered in a small, neat handwriting that I instantly recognized. The hair stood up on the back of my neck. I could hardly breathe.”
Syrie James, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

“Handwriting is the garden of the sciences.”
Abu Dulaf

“Handwriting is rooted in the spirit, even though it appears by means of bodily senses.”

Charles Newman
“I see you are reading a sad story," Mother said sympathetically to the now less-than-august lady, though privately she wondered how you could sleep with a man with such bad handwriting.”
Charles Newman, In Partial Disgrace

Michelle Krys
“I squint to decipher his scratchy boy writing.”
Michelle Krys, Dead Girls Society

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