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After I'd produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings, one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures. (Quote by - Jack Prelutsky)

The swifter hand doth the swift words outrun: Before the tongue hath spoke the hand hath done. (Quote by - Marcus Valerius Martial)

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

Whose noble praise Deserves a quill pluckt from an angel's wing. (Quote by - Dorothy Berry)

To hold a pen is to be at war. (Quote by - Voltaire)

Let there be gall enough in thy ink, though thou write with a goose-pen, no matter. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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

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

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

The living Church of the redeemed is his book. He founded a religion of the living spirit, not of a written code, like the Mosaic law. Yet his words and deeds are recorded by as honest and reliable witnesses as ever put pen to paper. (Quote by - Philip Schaff)

The poet's pen is the true divining rod Which trembles towards the inner founts of feeling; Bringing to light and use, else hid from all, The many sweet clear sources which we have of good and beauty in our own deep bosoms; And marks the variations of all mind As does the needle. (Quote by - Philip James Bailey)

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. (Quote by - Samuel Lover)

The pen is mightier than the sword. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

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. (Quote by - Anne Tyler)

For what made that in glory shine so long But poets' Pens, pluckt from Archangels' wings? (Quote by - Sir John Davies)

No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand (than Goldsmith), or more wise when he had. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

From this it appears how much more cruel the pen may be than the sword. (Quote by - Robert Burton)

When I say artist I mean the man who is building things - creating molding the earth - whether it be the plains of the west - or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction - some with a brush - some with a shovel - some choose a pen. (Quote by - Jackson Pollock)

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

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. (Quote by - Maimonides)

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. (Quote by - Ida Rentoul Outhwaite)

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

These deserters were our undoing. I shall have a good deal more to say about them before I finally lay down my pen, and I shall not hesitate to call them by their true name, the name with which they will be for ever branded before all the nations of the world. (Quote by - Christiaan Rudolf de Wet)

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. (Quote by - Shmuel Y. Agnon)

Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword. (Quote by - Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton)


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