Pen Quotes

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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?

Sanober  Khan
“the intensity
in your eyes

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

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

Tahar Djaout
“Silence is death, and you, if you talk, you die, and if you remain silent, you die. So, speak out and die.”
Tahar Djaout

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 Lytton Wheeler
tags: pen, sword

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

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

“Here I am once again
Holding my pen while it’s going all dry
With no stories there to write
Nor remarkable dates for me to scratch
And it scares the hell out of me the way my soul became so numb
That all my papers turn into blanks …”
Samiha Totanji

Jazz Feylynn
“Into the ash I dripped my pen and came out with fire.”
Jazz Feylynn

Soroosh Shahrivar
“The pen, a feather plucked out of an angel's wings”
Soroosh Shahrivar, Letter 19

Kamand Kojouri
“Today is a writing day.
My head is spinning with rapture
as the words rise from my throat.
I am dizzy
from holding the world in my palm.
At dusk, my lantern and I go
in search of cries of the destitute,
the displaced,
and dispossessed.
I lend them my pen
and offer them my heart.

Today is a sacred day.
My skin is anointed with their blood,
and I am ready to battle the darkness.
With hope as my shield
and love as my sword,
I will not return until dawn.
Because no one must be forgotten.
Because victory is possible.
Because anything is possible,
for today is a writing day.”
Kamand Kojouri, God, Does Humanity Exist?

“Often considered an old-fashioned writer, one that would take pen to the paper”
Chandra dos Santos


जहाँ मेरी सीमा ख़त्म होती मैं वहीं से क़लम उठाता हूँ”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“No matter the mightier, neither the pen, nor the sword was invented by laying in bed all day.”
Jury Nel

“THE PEN that you hold tightly is not always straight,
sometimes goals are not in writing,
but to keep the pen from falling.”
Deniel Alraffly

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We must never forget that everything that we do pens yet another line on the pages of the lives who are watching us. And once those lines are penned, there’s no eraser with which to remove that which we wrote. Therefore, take time to pray before you pick up the pen.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“God has penned greatness across the script of your soul. And despite how hard people or circumstance have worked to erase that story, I would have you wake up every morning resting in the fact that God’s pen is eternally indelible.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Your story is not written by those who abused the opportunities that they had to pen a line or two on the pages of your life. For your story is written by the God who’s story will erase all of the lesser lines of men.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jayita Bhattacharjee
“Books---in them is engraved the constellation of words, the cluster of stars that a pen brings down from the sky to the leaf....”
Jayita Bhattacharjee

“My pen keeps on penning words on these blank sheets of paper. Then words dance and create their own magic...”
Avijeet Das

“The pen.

To child - a toy.
To youth - a curiosity.
To mature - a pen.
To intelligent - the tip of a spear.
To creative - an arrow.
To angels - music.
To god - a sun.”

“You must be passionate in writing with your pen, if you want to be a writer.
You must be passionate in performing in theater, if you want to be an actor.”
Avijeet Das

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