Penmanship Quotes

Quotes tagged as "penmanship" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Julia Quinn
“To call that writing, madam, is an insult to quills and ink across the world.”
Julia Quinn, To Catch an Heiress

Kim Edwards
“Each letter has a shape, she told them, one shape in the world and no other, and it is your responsibility to make it perfect.”
Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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

Michael Chabon
“But then, staring at the label on one crate, which read

SWORD-CANE-DLUBECK SHOE TREE-HORA
SUITS (3)-HORA
ASSORTED HANDKERCHIEFS (6)-HORA

Josef felt a bloom of dread in his belly, and all at once he was certain that it was not going to matter one iota how his father and the others behaved. Orderly or chaotic, well inventoried and civil or jumbled and squabbling, the Jews of Prague were dust on the boots of the Germans, to be whisked off with an indiscriminate broom. Stoicism and an eye for detail would avail them nothing. In later years, when he remembered this moment, Josef would be tempted to think that he had suffered a premonition, looking at those mucilage-caked labels, of the horror to come. At the time it was a simpler matter. The hair stood up on the back of his neck with a prickling discharge of ions. His heart pulsed in the hollow of his throat as if someone had pressed there with a thumb. And he felt, for an instant, that he was admiring the penmanship of someone who had died.”
Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Mark Beauregard
“Maria said, “Penmanship is no laughing matter, Miss Field.”
Mark Beauregard, The Whale: A Love Story

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The hand of God is wonderfully evident at those times when He pens stories whose lines we ourselves are far too fearful to pen or whose imaginations are far too limited to envision. And I would unashamedly suggest that the Christmas story is that very story.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The Christmas story is penmanship of the most brilliant sort, where God crafted a beginning that would never be subject to an ending.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Christopher de Hamel
“The writing, in huge insular majuscule script, is flawless in its regularity and utter control. One can only marvel at the penmanship. It is calligraphic and as exact as printing, and yet it flows and shapes itself into the space available. It sometimes swells and seems to take breath at the ends of lines. The decoration is more extensive and more overwhelming than one could possibly imagine. Virtually every line is embellished with color or ornament.”
Christopher de Hamel, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts