Pencils Quotes

Quotes tagged as "pencils" (showing 1-10 of 10)
Arthur Conan Doyle
“Man, or at least criminal man, has lost all enterprise and originality. As to my own little practice, it seems to be degenerating into an agency for recovering lost lead pencils and giving advice to young ladies from boarding-schools.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

Arthur Conan Doyle
“It is a pity he did not write in pencil. As you have no doubt frequently observed, the impression usually goes through -- a fact which has dissolved many a happy marriage.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes

“Most people don’t have shit… But paper and pencils are cheap, that’s why I draw.”
Ida Løkås, Det fine som flyter forbi

Dean Koontz
“With lead he shaded love into the woman's eyes.”
Dean Koontz, Brother Odd

Carla H. Krueger
“Bea stared at the pencils as if they were enemies.”
Carla H. Krueger, Sleeping with the Sun

Kate  Madison
“People always laugh at me when I tell them I’m scared of pencils, because they can’t fathom why anyone would fear a puncture wound or lead poisoning from a pencil, especially now that it’s impossible to get lead poisoning since they don’t actually contain lead. But those fuckers are sharp, and I have nightmares about getting cornered in a room and repeatedly stabbed with one. Somehow knives don’t frighten me, even though they are the more obvious tool for both a real and imagined stabbing.”
Kate Madison, Spilled Perfume: A Memoir

“Pencils will never have the lead knocked out of them.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
“Years later, I remember the waxy taste of the yellow paint, the papery taste of splintered wood, the sharp metallic of the graphite.”
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

Sara Sheridan
“The sound of pencils taking notes provided a low scrape and hum, almost like radio interference.”
Sara Sheridan, British Bulldog

“If you're drawing or writing with a blunt pencil, then you better have one of these.”
Anthony T. Hincks