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Pen Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Pen Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Related topics: Positive Sad Feeling-Down Wisdom Romantic Love

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's called a pen.
It's like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
- Dale Dauten

I don't use a pen.
I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.
- Jay Dratler

 

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

No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time,
no quiet, no inclination.
- James Joyce

Inflated descriptions by the pen or exaggerated illustrations by the pencil.
- Grace Darling


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I am no Poet here; my pen's the spout where the rain
water of my eyes run out.
- John Cleveland

I have, before now, waited for a pen to perform a macro.
- Terry Prachett

My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain.
My hand on a pen does.
A fountain pen, of course.
Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.
- Graham Greene

I am a man-pen.
I feel through the pen, because of the pen.
- Gustave Flaubert

The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

The pen is a formidable weapon, but a man can kill
himself with it a great deal more easily than he can other people.
- George Dennison Prentice

The pen is the tongue of the mind.
- Horace

I'm a good scholar when it comes to reading but a blotting
kind of writer when you give me a pen.
- J. M. Synge

The Arab World is writing a new future;
the pen is in our own hands.
- Abdallah II

If you have to pay the bills, and you write something you're not proud of,
use a pen-name for that.
- Dean Koontz

There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable,
than a pen.
- Petrarch

To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.
- Quentin Tarantino

I'm not letting him write anything.
I didn't do anything.
I just took his pen.
- Jason Williams

There is something magical in seeing what you can do,
what texture and tone and colour you can produce merely
with a pen point and a bottle of ink.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold,
or the sword.
I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mother Jones

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short,
and the pen is very sharp.
- Terry Pratchett

A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but
she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
- Irvin S. Cobb

No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading
corruption produced by slavery.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on.
A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book.
I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
- Pearl S. Buck

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through
every other word you have written;
you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
- Sydney Smith

Caesar had perished from the world of men,
had not his sword been rescued by his pen.
- Henry Vaughan

Like everything, what compels one to put pen to paper is a great question.
- Todd Solondz

Do you think I am standing here, making this up as
I go? I am sorry to disillusion you.
I am not Robin Williams.
I am the king of the pen.
- Mitch Hedberg

To hold a pen is to be at war.
- Voltaire

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as
the sword needs swiftness.
- Julia Ward Howe

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
the pen is mightier than the sword.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Some'll rob you with a six gun,
Some with a fountain pen.
- Woody Guthrie

But this is neither here nor there why do I mention it? Ask my pen,
it governs me, I govern not it.
- Laurence Sterne

If you ask me to compromise on principle,
I will get out the veto pen.
- Bill Owens

I bought a seven-dollar pen because I always lose pens
and I got sick of not caring.
- Mitch Hedberg

It's all a sham: I have seen, and I know firsthand,
indeed from my own pen, how the organized Right has
sabotaged not only journalism but also democracy and truth.
- David Brock

Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen.
- Ambrose Bierce

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that
he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold,
or the sword.
- Mary Harris Jones

Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier
than the bow of the violinist;
in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.
- John Philip Sousa

When once the itch of literature comes over a man,
nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.
- Samuel Lover

I returned to Jerusalem, and it is by virtue of Jerusalem
that I have written all that God has put into my heart and into my pen.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

A programming language is for thinking about programs,
not for expressing programs you've already thought of.
It should be a pencil, not a pen.
- Paul Graham

A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch.
- Michael Ondaatje

What has any poet to trust more than the feel of the
thing? Theory concerns him only until he picks up his pen,
and it begins to concern him again as soon as he lays it down.
- John Ciardi

With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks
from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that
period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.
- Max Beerbohm

I still draw a lot though.
Ballpoint pen is my preferred medium.
- Mackenzie Crook

I wear my Pen as others do their Sword.
- John Oldham

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

I don't want anything to do with anything mechanical
between me and the paper,
including a typewriter, and I don't even want a fountain
pen between me and the paper.
- Shelby Foote

People still think of me as a cartoonist,
but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these
days is to sign a contract,
a check, or an autograph.
- Walt Disney

I would not be able to pen an academic and dry diatribe.
I have too much talent for that.
- Theo Van Gogh

Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books,
for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not
hesitate to do the same with his pen.
- Maimonides

I usually don't mind giving autographs,
but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you,
it's time to seek shelter.
- Mary Lou Retton

The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
- Marty Feldman

You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place,
use a humble pen.
- Paul Simon

If you want a transcript of tonight's program,
get a pen and write down everything I said.
- Kevin Nealon

There wasn't anti-Semitism in France.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Give us that grand word "woman" once again,
and let's have done with "lady"; one's a term full of fine force,
strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen;
and one's a word for lackeys.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In this manner, I continued with Satan for ten days.
His answer and blasphemy were too shocking to pen;
till I was worn out with rage and malice against him,
I could not bear myself.
- Joanna Southcott

In recent years - before the intifada -
there were three or four incidents of anti-Semitism a year,
and that's out of 18 million crimes and violations of the law.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

The Vichy government was under occupation and carried
out the orders of the German occupier.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

As for me, even though I have been accused of anti-Semitism countless times,
no one has ever heard me make anti-Semitic statements
or engage in anti-Semitic behavior.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

The suffering caused by the terrorists is the real torture.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story.
Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree;
the pen has been in their hands.
I will not allow books to prove anything.
- Jane Austen

Everyone sees drama from his own perspective.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher.
It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out
of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day.
- C. S. Forester

The much greater crimes of the Soviet Gulags occurred
over decades and cost millions of lives.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen


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