O, that her hand, In whose comparison all whites are ink, Writing their own reproach, to whose soft seizure The cygnet's down is harsh and spirit of sense Hard as the palm of ploughman.
Printer's Ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.christopher morley
A man starts upon a sudden, takes Pen, Ink, and Paper, and without ever having had a thought of it before, resolves within himself he will write a Book; he has no Talent at Writing, but he wants fifty Guineas.
Years rolled on again, and Wendy had a daughter. This ought not to be written in Ink but in a golden splash.j. m. barrie
In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fiction parts should be printed in red Ink, the fact parts in black Ink.Catherine Drinker bowen
Paintings are Rorschach Ink blots. They are what you want them to be.Roy Lichtenstein
When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him12 ounces of paper and Ink and glueyou sell him a whole new life.
I have designed my style pantomimes as white Ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man’s destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth... I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish.Marcel Marceau
An individual who isn't worth the Ink it would take to write about him.sharon stone
Among the words that can be all things to all men, the word "race" has a fair claim to being the most common, most ambiguous and most explosive. No one today would deny that it is one of the great catchwords about which Ink and blood are spilled in reckless quantities. Yet no agreement seems to exist about what race means.jacques barzun
Oh, I'd reach beyond the comma of you To the invisible phrase, the dangling Omega! No use. No act Of mine or mind denies the ante-cerebellum fact Of furry you, poised fleetingly, bright flex, Black reflex, too leaping for me to Ink and fix As period to end what has no period, no, no End...philip josé farmer
Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by Ink excretions on paper.robert anton wilson
BALD heads forgetful of their sins, Old, learned, respectable bald heads Edit and annotate the lines That young men, tossing on their beds, Rhymed out in love's despair To flatter beauty's ignorant ear. All shuffle there; all cough in Ink; All wear the carpet with their shoes; All thInk what other people thInk; All know the man their neighbour knows. Lord, what would they say Did their Catullus walk that way?
But words are things, and a small drop of Ink, Falling, like dew, upon a thought produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions thInk.lord byron
The Ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipt me in Ink, my parents', or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came.Alexander Pope
The sky is now indelible Ink, The branches reft asunder; But you and I we do not shrInk; We love the lovely thunder.ogden nash
I refer, of course, to the debts our nation has amassed for itself over decades of indulgence. It is the new Red Menace, this time consisting of Ink. We can debate its origins endlessly and search for villains on ideological grounds, but the reality is pure arithmetic .Mitch daniels
The Ink of scholars (used in writing) is weighed on the Day of Judgement with the blood of martyrs and the Ink of scholars outweighs the blood of martyrs.
The Ink of scholars will be weighed in the scale with the blood of martyrs.
Historians spend their lives and lavish Ink Explaining how great commonwealths collapse From great defects of policyperhaps The cause is sometimes simpler than they thInk. ? Have more states perished, then, For having shackled the enquiring mind, Than those who, in their folly not less blind, Trusted the servile womb to breed free men?
Like the intricately rational web of theology woven around the irrational mysteries of faith, the sober explanations of institutions for hoarding literary relics seem like elegant post-factum justifications for what is essentially a sense of sacred awe. An institution of learning seeks significant manuscripts because they possess qualities that scholarship cannot entirely reproduce an authentic, holistic connection with the great writers of the past. It is not the intellectual content of the manuscript that is important but its material presence Ink spots, tobacco stains, pinworm holes, and foxing included.dana gioia