Between my finger and my thumb The squat pen rests. I'll dig with it.seamus heaney
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
There written all Black as the damning drops that fall From the denouncing Angel's pen, Ere Mercy weeps them out again.thomas moore
This is where I begin to do the writing. I am now going to be the pen and not the paper.Peter Greenaway
As long as I have a pen in my hand and a revolver in my pocket, I fear no one.
When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain, Before high-piled books, in charactery, Hold like rich garners the full ripened grain.john keats
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,The pen is mightier than the sword.edward bulwer-lytton
My pen and paper causes a chain reaction, to get your brain relaxing.eminem
In contemplating thyself never include the vessel which surrounds thee, and these instruments which are attached about it. For they are like an ax, differing only in this, that they grow to the body. For indeed there is no more use in these parts without the cause which moves and checks them than in the weaver's shuttle, and the writer's pen, and the driver's whip.marcus aurelius
You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.Josephine Baker
One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
A pen is certainly an excellent instrument to fix a man's attention and to inflame his ambition.john adams
And down the dunes a thousand guns lie crouched,Unseen, beside the flood —Like tigers in some Orient jungle crouchedThat wait and watch for blood.Meanwhile, through streets still echoing with trade,Walk grave and thoughtful men,Whose hands may one day wield the patriot's bladeAs lightly as the pen.henry timrod
Over the years, Charlie [Munger, Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman] and I have observed many accounting -based frauds of staggering size. Few of the perpetrators have been punished; many have not even been censured. It has been far safer to steal large sums with pen than small sums with a gun.warren buffett
Surrey, the Granville of a former age: Matchless his pen, victorious was his lance; Bold in the lists, and graceful in the dance.howard, henry, earl of surrey
If they cut off both hands, I will compose music anyway holding the pen in my teeth.dmitri shostakovich
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!"john greenleaf whittier
Never durst poet touch a pen to write Until his ink were temper'd with Love's sighs.william shakespeare
The pen is mightier than the sword ... if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.
Gildas's On the Ruin of Britain is not an attempt at a reasoned account of his times: it is...a brilliant vitriolic diatribe on the wickedness of all things British and the virtue of all things Roman. It is a sermon, obscure, learned and immensely difficult to read, almost as though the writer's pen were choked with the fury of his words.
Come writers and critics, Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide, The chance won't come again And don't speak too soon, For the wheel's still in spin And there's no tellin' who That it's namin' For the loser now Will be later to win... For the times they are a-changin'.