Pen Quotes

Quotes tagged as "pen" (showing 1-30 of 117)
Sanober  Khan
“the intensity
in your eyes

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I only need 5 things in life: Pen, Paper, Internet, Food and Sleep.”
Ifeoluwa Egbetade

“I write because she exists - the epitome of elegance in every breath she takes.”
Ammiel Josiah Osia Monterde

Carolyn Shields
“When the ink runs dry, you're most likely writing at the wrong angle.”
Carolyn Shields

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

“There's no such thing as a wasted moment, when I have a pen and paper.”
Charmaine J. Forde

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

“It’s not enough to pray for peace… you have to fight for it, with the pen!!”
A.J. Vosse

“He slipped her the inkwell. "This one is full of forbidden, outlawed words," he whispered. "Make sure you clean your pen when you're done.”
T.R. Darling

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When pondering who I am, I write the fiction that I want directly over the facts that I hate. However, what I’ve discovered is that fiction is written in pencil while facts are in pen.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I will go on writing. My life story penned by me.”
Avijeet Das

“My fear has brazenly taken pen in hand and redefined a horizon as the termination of everything instead of the beginning of many things. And the first thing I need to do is get my pen back.”
Craig D Lounsbrough

“They say " The pen is mightier than the sword", essential that is correct, especially when you stick it in someones eye.”
George Banister

“There's power in a pen.”
Anthony T. Hincks.

“The silence of the pen is only made louder by the sound of the ink running dry.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Neelam Saxena Chandra
“From the life’s pen
My ink flows and my feelings pour
Some call it poetry
I call it my boat’s oar…”
Neelam Saxena Chandra

Sanjo Jendayi
“Poets don't let poets put the pen down!”
Sanjo Jendayi

Erin Forbes
“The pen provides a pathway for the musings of the heart.”
Erin Forbes

“I'm no longer pliéing and tenduing privately in my mirror; instead, I'm following my passion.
Pen and paper brings me complete joy.”
Charmaine J Forde

“I am a prisoner of my own pen.”
Anthony T.Hincks

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