Quotation Explorer - 'Pen'

The greatest book is one written by your pen, but not exactly from your mind. - Michael Bassey Johnson
A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream. - Gaston Bachelard
the pen is as wise as the mind that speaks through it - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
If you're frightened of the countless number of books in the library, you'll never write anything, until you close your eyes and hold the pen. - Michael Bassey Johnson
I’m dazzled by your facility. In ten days you’ll have written six stories! I don’t understand it… I’m like one of those old aqueducts: there’s so much rubbish cogging up the banks of my thought that it flows slowly, and only spills from the end of my pen drop by drop. - Gustave Flaubert
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. - Malala Yousafzai
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. - Bible
She was a gypsy, as soon as you unravelled the many layers to her wild spirit she was on her next quest to discover her magic. She was relentless like that, the woman didn't need no body but an open road, a pen and a couple of sunsets. - Nikki Rowe
Don’t stop writing until someone pries the pen from your cold, dead hands. - James J. Tritten
Selling yourself short shortchanges others who could reap the benefits of what you have to offer; it also shortchanges you who could, in turn, reap the benefits of what others want to offer you. - Pen
QUILL, n. An implement of torture yielded by a goose and commonly wielded by an ass. This use of the quill is now obsolete, but its modern equivalent, the steel pen, is wielded by the same everlasting Presence. - Ambrose Bierce
Most people keep their dreams to themselves, afraid to follow their hearts. Writers make their dreams a reality with each word, each line that flows from their pen. - C.K. Webb
Power in society is achieved through control of the purse, pen, and politics. - Orrin Woodward
Without a sense of humor, you don't have much sense at all. - Pen
She writes things with her movements that I for the life of me could never write with a pen. - Christopher Poindexter
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
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been!"
The pen is mightier than the sword unless it's a real sword in which case the guy with the pen should run away fast. - Roger Eschbacher
There is something about just setting the pen to paper that lifts me and helps to focus my energy and thoughts. - Susan Elaine Jenkins
The torturer was wheeling around the room, shrieking, holding his impaled hand, which had a pen sticking out of it. The guard by the door was in paroxysms of laughter. Frey had crumpled the confession into a ball and was trying to get it into his mouth to eat it, but couldn't quote reach. - Chris Wooding
Visualization: daydreaming with a purpose. - Pen
Writers are in many ways like demi-gods. With one stroke of a pen they can give life to a character, or strike them from existence, with nary a twinge of grief at their passing. - Steven Lake
I shoot with my pen with the bullets of love. - Debasish Mridha
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special. - Nelson Mandela
The road from ‘here’ to ‘there’ is a map yet to be written with the pen I hold in my hand. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The pen to a writer is like a cigarette to a smoker; they need it to take the edge off. - Kellie Elmore
Death says a million words that the heart can't pen. - Shannon L. Alder
Never underestimate the woman that holds God's pen. - Shannon L. Alder
All the friends in the world are in the fountain of a pen. - Michelle Franklin
The tongue and pen are great outlets for wrath and resentment. (1849) - Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
Today I am a lens, a pen, a gun."--p. 1 ...Before My Eyes...look for it on 2.11.14 - Caroline Bock
Every sword that was dripping the blood became a pen. Every word that was written in it became a poetry. - Akshay Vasu
The pen is mightier than the sword! - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Writing is a disease of the mind, which is expressed through a pen. - Debasish Mridha
If you do not lend your car, your fountain pen or your wife to anyone, that is because these objects, according to the logic of jealously, are narcissistic equivalents of the ego: to lose them, or for them to be damaged, means castration. - Jean Baudrillard
Tickle my heart with your pen. Write me for all to read. Bind our love inside a book. Make me, your poetry. - N'Zuri Za Austin
It is all very well, when the pen flows, but then there are the dark days when imagination deserts one, and it is an effort to put anything down on paper. That little you have achieved stares at you at the end of the day, and you know the next morning you will have to scrape it down and start again. - Elizabeth Aston
Grab your pen! Grab your sword! Eviscerate small minds with pinpoint force of mental might. Victory is in horizon's sight! - A.H. Scott
Hold your pen and spare your voice. - Dorothy Parker
To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity. - Napoléon Bonaparte
Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door. - Marlo Thomas
Like a warrior in the battlefield, a writer must endeavour to use his pen to stamp the paper with his identity. - Ogwo David Emenike
Of all sad words of tongue and pen the saddest are these, what might have been.
I don't write to chase away my demons ~I wield my pen as a weapon...calling those bastards to war! - Muse
Survivors of the red pen can overcome the blank paper… - Nanette L. Avery
We write or we are written upon. The whole of our lives is the clumsy attempt to wield the pen with grace. - Vincent Louis Carrella
You have a great advantage as a writer, Monsieur,' said Poirot. 'You can relieve your feelings by expedient of the printed word. You have the power of the pen over your enemies. - Agatha Christie
I never feel that I have comprehended an emotion, or fully lived even the smallest events, until I have reflected upon it in my journal; my pen is my truest confidant, holding in check the passions and disappointments that I dare not share even with my beloved. - Stephanie Barron
My pen beats faster as I write with my heart - Munia Khan
I am a creator, writing like the wind, I carry the weight of a future world in the barrel of a pen, etching my characters into the paper with life giving ink so my dreams and reality might finally meet. - L.M. Fields
She was poetry written in pen, scribbled and scrawled again and again. Ink splattered across the page. And within those scratched words, those small, sharp incisions, an image can be seen and you're left to wonder what, in the end, this all could mean. - Hubert Martin
Borders are scratched across the hearts of men, by strangers with a calm, judicial pen, and when the borders bleed we watch with dread the lines of ink along the map turn red. - Marya Mannes
I have yet to find that one perfect phrase that epitomizes all the mysteries of the universe. Luckily, I doubt to ever pen it in this lifetime, for then the seeking ends; miserable is the day the adventure ends. - D.A. Botta
You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen. - Paul Simon
You have to pen down and start designing your own destiny". - Sivaprakash Sidhu
The ink of a pen is simply the blood of a heart - Michael Biondi
Words are the pen of the heart, but music is the pen of the soul.
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please. - Mother Jones
To most, being locked away in solitary with nothing but pen and paper would prove a hard punishment. What a strange creature who views this as heaven. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I sometimes think it is because they are so bad at expressing themselves verbally that writers take to pen and paper in the first place - Gore Vidal
I used to always read with a pen in my hand, as if the author and I were in a conversation. - Tara Bray Smith
Write your dreams in journal,note book, card or on a cork. When you pen down your dreams, an a inner strength and divine power is activated for your to work towards the fulfillment of your dreams. - Lailah Gifty Akita
When you print out your manuscript and read it, marking up with a pen, it sometimes feels like a criminal returning to the scene of a crime. - Don Roff
A daydreamer is a writer just waiting for pen and paper. - Richelle E. Goodrich
There is a voice in my head that is only silenced by the scratching of my pen - Jessica-Lynn Barbour
Love a girl and she will give you a story to tell,Love a woman and she will give you a novel to pen... - Dinesh Kumar Biran
NASA spent millions of dollars inventing the ball-point pen so they could write in space. The Russians took a pencil. - Will Chabot
The pen is mightier than the sword as long as it doesn't run out of ink. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The paper is my savior, the pen my blood, to words that shed my world. - Anthony Liccione
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
A pen, a piece of white paper, and an idea can create a new you. - Debasish Mridha
An unpublished writer should doubt themselves. They should constantly wonder whether what they’re creating has merit. And then, having doubted, they should take up their pen and see if they can’t make it better. - Johnny Rich
The eloquence of the pen is just as sharp as the point of a sword. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Best friend is like a pen and we're the paper. We'll not complete without their ink - Lucy 'Aisy
In the pen it belongs,THE beginning of the world and a part of you. - Jerril Thomas Abraham
If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away. - Victor Hugo
First time I ever put pen to paper, I had one goal to build something no one had ever thought of before. - Carla H. Krueger
Don't ever get to the point where you can't be taught because life is a classroom and everyone owns a pen. - Shannon L. Alder
I near felt bad he choose to be so evil to me. I am a forgiving woman, but my pen... oh my wicked wicked hormonal she-pen. - Coco J. Ginger
A writer uses his pen as a gun to kill readers. - Debasish Mridha
Never annoy an inspirational author or you will become the poison in her pen and the villian in every one of her books. - Shannon L. Alder
A liar with a pen is a writer - Genesis Quihuis
You can call anyone you want a traitor as long as you're the one holding the pen. - Nihad Sirees
Don't let anyone tell your story. Pick up a pen and write your own. - Majid Kazmi
Be glad that I haven't take out the pen, the rubber and the pencil once taken... all will die. - Deyth Banger
A sentence should be read as if its author, had he held a plough instead of a pen, could have drawn a furrow deep and straight to the end. - Henry David Thoreau
Broken heart is flute.i blow into the flute & design walking portrait with empty pen - basant nayak
Life is like writing with a pen. You can cross out your past but you can't erase it. - E.B. White
The irony of a writer is he/she craves privacy to pen words that crave the public. - Alisha "Priti" Kirpalani
If you are an artist, may no love of wealth or fame or admiration and no fear of blame or misunderstanding make you ever paint, with pen or brush, an ideal of external life otherwise than as you see it. - Olive Schreiner
PLOW, n. An implement that cries aloud for hands accustomed to the pen. - Ambrose Bierce
It's quite simple. I just don't feel right without a pen in my hand denting a hole through my notepad. - Veronika Carnaby
Let your heart dance with pen and paperNow fill the paper with dancing letters. - Debasish Mridha
Now, as we close one chapter, the pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next. - Mie Hansson
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women. - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
I am a galley slave to pen and ink. - Honore de Balzac
When that little clock on my wall says Olaotan! Olaotan!! Olaotan!!! It’s half past time to write, I only have three things at my disposal: A pen, A piece of paper, and a crowded mind. - Olaotan Fawehinmi
A microphone is to a comic, what a pen is to a writer. There's power in it. - Pamelar Hickinson
Freedom begins the moment you realize someone else has been writing your story and it's time you took the pen from his hand and started writing it yourself. - Bill Moyers
I can weave words together and create magic,it's like knitting and crocheting words with pen and paper, some call it Poetry. - Charmaine J. Forde
The pen, a double-edged mystery: cuts the writer, heals the reader. - Jenim Dibie
The ink in your pen never reshapes your thoughts, you must replace the ink before the ink can be inked properly. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons. - Douglas MacArthur
I'll be writing as long as I can hold a pen in my curled, crimped arthritic hands and then I'll dictate it, if it comes to that. They'll have to pry my pen out of my cold, dead fingers - and even then, I'll fight 'em for it. Guaranteed. - Wanda Lea Brayton
My bursting heart must find vent at my pen. - Abigail Adams
Without the pen of , the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain. John Adams - Paine
And the only sign of life is the ticking of the pen, introducing characters to memory like old friends. - Fish
I'm just a girl, with a pen and a dream - Nikki Rowe
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
The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning. - Anne Tyler
The quote above about patience is NOT MERYL STREEP's-- this quote is actually from the pen of Portuguese self-help author/life coach José Micard Teixeira. PLEASE REMOVE IT!!!!! - Meryl Streep
The pen is mightier than the sword, for by the sword are mortal battles waged, but by the pen entire cultures swayed, eternal societies arrayed, and souls of men saved. - Ilyan Kei Lavanway
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Hence it is clear how much more cruel the pen is than the sword. (Hinc Gham Sit Calmus Saevior Ense Patet) - Robert Burton
A pen name is a nickname. - A.D. Posey
When an author sleeps, her brain creates more stories for her pen. - Evelyn Smith
Tell someone a story, and you capture their imagination. Make someone laugh, and you capture their friendship. Bring a tear to their eye with poignant grace, and you capture their heart. But never, never attempt to capture someone’s spirit. That is theirs, and theirs alone. - Pen
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write. - Martin Luther
The pen is my true salvation. God is not. - Khali Raymond
A writer's pen depreciates with every word that it writes. Whereas she appreciates with every word that she writes. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue [is] the pen of a ready writer. - Psalms 45 1
To create peace, be a soldier of peace with a pen not a soldier of war with a gun. - Debasish Mridha
When writing feels like jumping a cliff, grab the nearest pen! - Susan J. McIntire
We have the power of the pen to write the next chapter, and the privilege to author the page in whatever fashion we choose. Yet, seldom do we understand the power of the pen and the privilege of the page. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The Power of the Pen is not in the color of ink it spills; but the power of the word it spells - Vinod Narayan
Like a bird, my thoughts were flying away so I became a writer to cage my thoughts with paper and pen. You should not call me a writer but rather a catcher of thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? - Friedrich Nietzsche
She was poetry written in pen, scribbled and scrawled again and again. - Hubert Martin
How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger? - Virginia Woolf
Give a poet a pen - A. Jarrell Hayes
I never talk back. I listen and always remember your every word, so come pen or mouse, never forget that I will treasure your thoughts forever. Yours truly, Paper. - L.M. Fields
It is in the pen it belongs,THE beginning of the world and a part of you.And a big cheers to the people who believe in what they believe in. - Jerril Thomas Abraham
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