Quotation Explorer - 'Pencil'

The pencil sharpener is about as far as I have ever got in operating a complicated piece of machinery with any success. - Robert Benchley
It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does. - William Faulkner
When the last dime is gone, I'll sit on the curb outside with a pencil and a ten cent notebook and start the whole thing over again. - Preston Sturges
Mathematics is the cheapest science. Unlike physics or chemistry, it does not require any expensive equipment. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and paper. - George Pólya
Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners! - Roald Dahl
I was the solitary plovera pencil for a wing-boneFrom the secret notesI must tiltupon the pressureexecute and adjust In us sea-air rhythm"We live by the urgent waveof the verse - Lorine Niedecker
The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser―in case you thought optimism was dead. - Robert Brault
Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper until you get the right answer. - Carl Sandburg
Be glad that I haven't take out the pen, the rubber and the pencil once taken... all will die. - Deyth Banger
She nibbles her pencil... She's human! - Charles M. Schulz
free from ivory-towerthe pencil twirlsacross the footpath - Santosh Kalwar
A pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. - J. A. Meyer
Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
NASA spent millions of dollars inventing the ball-point pen so they could write in space. The Russians took a pencil. - Will Chabot
Its not the type of pencil but the artist's skill that matters. - Srinivas Shenoy
You know what it's like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don't have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it's important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it. - Larry Page
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. - Truman Capote
I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world. - Mother Teresa
It is not what you say, but how you say it. "Pick that pencil up! -would you mind picking up the pencil? - would you please pick up the pencil?" The way things are said, makes a huge difference in what people think of you. I told my daughter this many times. - Linda B D
What is in the pencil is greater than what is around it. The talents in you are greater than the environment surrounding you. Your potentials will change your environment. - Israelmore Ayivor
Confidence is a pencil best sharpened with paper. - Kale Burton
Pencil. Paper. Forget the world. - Shaun Hick
Sharpen your life always; even though it will come to an end like a pencil, we have to keep on writing - Munia Khan
Life is like a pencil, it can either be wasted; or, be used to create something beautiful. - Juan F. Cisneros Cisneros
I've seen you, beauty, and you belong to me now, whoever you are waiting for and if I never see you again, I thought. You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil. - Ernest Hemingway
These people live in many lands, speak different languages, practice different religions, may even hate one another- yet none of these differences prevented them from cooperating to produce a pencil. How did it happen? Adam Smith gave us the answer two hundred years ago. - Milton Friedman
And the day inevitably comes when the scrapbook of summer, smeared with ice cream slurps and sweat stains, gives way to that new clean white notebook, spine unbroken, begging to be smudged with the enthusiasm of a number two pencil and a mind open to the possibilities. - Toni Sorenson
How to Draw a Picture (XII)Know when you're finished, and when you are, put your pencil or your paintbrush down. All the rest is only life. - Stephen King
Love is hope and expectation. If many want to pencil it in, some don’t dare to ink it in, because love also means mystery and enigma. ( " Love as dizzy as a cathedral") - Erik Pevernagie
The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you'll do yourself a service. - Stephen Sondheim
As you map out the future, do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it.
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,I'll draw a sketch of thee.What kind of pencil shall I use?2B or not 2B? - Spike Milligan
It is possible to draw a straight line with a crooked pencil. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Every child likes to take a pencil to make a mark. Everybody makes beautiful things when they are three, four, or five years old. Most people lose that spontaneity; I think that always happens. Some are able to win a second spontaneity. - Álvaro Siza
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