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435 Inspirational Quotes About Pens: Sayings (2023)

1. “Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

2. Gift of the Year!

3. Your outlook is important

4. Write every day down

5. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

6. “Always be a poet, even in prose.”

7. “To hold a pen is to be at war.” — Voltaire

8. “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”

9. The write life

10. To go with the new office

11. “The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.” — Miguel de Cervantes

12. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

13. my heart of hearts

14. I'll always be your [son/daughter]!

15. The one friend I go to

16. You help me find my keys

17. See pen quotes stock video clips

18. Morale booster

19. Do what you want

20. “The hand that holds the pen writes history.”

21. Salesman/Saleswoman of the Year!

22. “Everyday of your life is a page of your history.”

23. To get through Monday

24. English Wisdom ‘s quote about Pen. The pen is mightier than…

25. “Into the ash I dripped my pen and came out with fire.”

26. For the inspiration

27. “What's your weapons?

28. “You want to be a writer, don't know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.”

29. “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.”

30. “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences”

31. “There is more done with pens than with swords.”

32. Bickers & Bickers

33. I wish you every success

34. I support you!

35. You guys made me ink.

36. With all the Christmas cheer!

37. For my best friend forever

38. Make it count!

39. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

40. “A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity."

41. Birthday pen.

42. University of [Cambridge] 2021!

43. “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”

44. Every year with you is perfect

45. You're getting so old.

46. “The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short and the pen is very sharp.”

47. Where there's a will there's a lawsuit.

48. “The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.”

49. “I cannot live without books.”

50. Bishop Barron for the Papacy

51. “It is through the tongue, the pen, and the press that truth is principally propagated.”

52. My forever

53. Lucky to have you as my dad

54. “Poems are never finished - just abandoned”

55. Absolutely mental

56. My diamond forever

57. Always my favorite PA

58. Petrarch

59. From Santa

60. Momma needs a coke

61. Love you forever, Dad!

62. For stepping up

63. Life advice coordinator

64. “To Give Your Thoughts Eternal Life”

65. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

66. “Tears are words that need to be written.”

67. What is wisdom, Socrates?

68. World's Best Coworker

69. “I write for the same reason I breathe.”

70. Double trouble

71. Engrave your life in history

72. “The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.” — Julia Ward Howe

73. Whatever you do, do it well.

74. RN of the Year

75. In my heart always

76. “Write what should not be forgotten.”

77. You're my sweetheart

78. “Sadness takes up the pen more readily than joy.”

79. “I write everything with fountain pens. I don’t know why. I’ve done it since I was bar mitzvahed. I was given a fountain pen, a Parker fountain pen, and I loved it, and I’ve never liked writing anything with pencils or ball-points.”

80. The whole world's a stage

81. Partners in crime

82. First in family

83. “Jack,” I said. “It’s a pen.”

84. “One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.”

85. “then things got even stranger.

86. Find the write words

87. “And speaking of this wonderful machine:

88. “Silence is death, and you, if you talk, you die, and if you remain silent, you die. So, speak out and die.”

89. Love you

90. Thanks for existing!

91. “The pen is the lever that moves the world.”

92. “I used to always read with a pen in my hand, as if the author and I were in a conversation. ”

93. If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.

94. “Write down your pain with a pen on a piece of blank paper then think of the words that need improvement, you find yourself most responsible for most of your pain.”

95. OBGYN, at your cervix.

96. “The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.” — Terry Pratchett

97. Best mom in the world!

98. I'm so happy to be your [father/mother/son/daughter/brother/sister]

99. Have the time of your life

100. To my favorite child

101. “Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.”

102. Graham Greene

103. You are everything to me

104. Class of 2021!

105. Socratic Society Founder

106. World's best dad!

107. Thanks for life

108. Best cubicle buddy

109. I love spending my life with you

110. Best Doctor Forever Award

111. Company Success Story

112. But you're still a good MD

113. “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

114. Derrida's Bane

115. Get back to your novel

116. You did it!

117. My person

118. To my wonderful [father/mother/son/daughter/brother/sister]

119. Every moment is a fresh beginning.

120. “I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.”

121. “There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.”

122. Love you to the moon and back!

123. You are special to me

124. “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”

125. You are loved

126. First love

127. Forever my Freudian friend

128. Desk Jockey of the Year

129. “How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.” — Gaston Bachelard

130. “Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.”

131. Breakfast: cigarettes and coffee

132. Anti-capitalist gang

133. You made the Nice List!

134. my special friend

135. “What cannot be said above all must not be silenced but written.”

136. You survived!

137. “Here I am once again

138. The pen is mightier than the sword.

139. “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

140. Lover of wisdom

141. “No, it’s not! Show me! Show me!”

142. Way to go!

143. May all your dreams come true

144. And still, I rise.

145. True friends give pens.

146. “I am no Poet here; my pen’s the spout where the rain water of my eyes run out.” — John Cleveland

147. “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” ­— Malala Yousafzai Read

148. A pen, again.

149. Miguel de Cervantes’s quote about writing. The pen is the tongue…

150. King of the Water Cooler

151. The gifts of friendship

152. Hold onto every moment

153. The only one for me

154. To my funny friend.

155. “Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”

156. JD of the century

157. “Jack, behave,” Alex said. “What are you doing?”

158. “I can take pen in hand and tally the sum total of my achievements. But unless they are of God, the pen will be dry and page will be blank.”

159. Answer the phone.

160. “Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will.” — Malcolm Forbes

161. There is a way

162. Shneur Zalman ‘s quote about. Words are the pen of…

163. Because I can't afford jewelry

164. Cogito ergo sum

165. our love is strong

166. Do today, tomorrow will come later.

167. “’I can always live by my pen.”

168. I heart you

169. “Ik klom vanuit Seuna omhoog naar de hoofdweg. Tijdens dat soort wandelingen schrijf ik altijd. Schrijven zoals ik het bedoel. Ik strijk mijn geest glad als een leeg vel papier waarop allerlei gedachten en beelden zich omzetten in tekens en maten. Een stem die altijd met me meegaat leest ze aan me voor: ze is streng , ze neemt geen genoegen met goedkope oplossingen. Ze herhaalt voor me wat ik al heb geschreven en ze praat me na, gekscherend, wanneer ik niet de juiste woorden vind, wanneer een geur, een smaak, een plant, een ochtendhemel, zich niet wil omzetten in beeldenmuziek. Sommigen zouden wellicht zeggen dat het mijn innerlijke stem is. Ik zeg alleen dat ze er is, en dat ze misschien wel de enige persoon is die me nooit in de steek heeft gelaten.

170. The special child

171. “Anyone who thinks the pen is mightier than the sword has not been stabbed with both.”

172. “Pen-bereavement is a serious matter.”

173. Feeling stabby?

174. Thomas Jefferson

175. Know the law, know the judge

176. Oedipal expert

177. Welcome to the team!

178. To my best pen pal

179. “There is more done with pens than with swords.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

180. Focus, the words will come

181. “BAM!” Jack said. “Who is this vision of loveliness?”

182. “A pen is certainly an excellent instrument to fix a man’s attention and to inflame his ambition.” — John Adams

183. For your future endeavors

184. “Dare to author a story that makes the pen sing and the paper live. For such is the power of this kind of story that one page read will lead to a hundred lives changed.”

185. You can do this!

186. My wisened and wild dad

187. Live your dreams always

188. platofan1994

189. Every day is a new day.

190. “There is no friend as loyal as a book.”

191. “My pen writes feelings that I am unable to express while speaking.”

192. “What you can win with a pen; you cannot win that with a weapon because love and peace hold a pen; hatred and violence take a gun.”

193. “The pen isn’t mightier than the sword. Pens don’t win battles and swords don’t write poetry. Mighty is the hand that knows when to pick the pen and when to pick the sword.”

194. Stoic of the Century

195. Mitch Hedberg

196. “She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.”

197. My great friend

198. “You can fix anything but a blank page.”

199. My ride or die

200. Rebel child

201. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”

202. The time is always right to do what is right.

203. I love you, mom!

204. “Muses are fickle, and many a writer, peering into the voice, has escaped paralysis by ascribing the creative responsibility to a talisman: a lucky charm, a brand of paper, but most often a writing instrument. Am I writing well? Thank my pen. Am I writing badly? Don't blame me blame my pen. By such displacements does the fearful imagination defend itself.”

205. The world is so big, write it down.

206. Lawyer present

207. Thank you for your effort

208. Your handwriting is a crime

209. “Tickle my heart with your pen.

210. “The pen is mightier than the sword if you shoot the pen out of a gun.”

211. Preacher's pen

212. You make me proud

213. “If we are to write the script of our lives with wisdom we must put down the pen, set the paper aside and ask not ‘what do I want to do,’ but ‘what should I do?’ For the latter is a script penned in prose littered with tragedy, and the former is a script penned with lines rich with triumph.”

214. “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

215. Thanks for having my back

216. “Artists are the people that no matter what, pick up the pen, pick up a paintbrush. They take the time to translate what is happening to create something that resonates deeply with the rest of the people that are caught in the middle of their own reality.” ­ — Anna Deavere Smith

217. Best advice giver

218. Inspiration machine

219. George Denison Prentice

220. To sign the checks

221. Thanks for giving me life

222. Paul Simon

223. “I took off the cap, and the pen grew longer and heavier in my hand. In half a second, I held a shimmering bronze sword with a double-edged blade, a leather-wrapped grip, and a flat hilt riveted with gold studs. It was the first weapon that actually felt balanced in my hand.”

224. Happy Mother's Day!

225. Have the best time!

226. Take all my time

227. World's least creepy psychoanalyst

228. Because nuns can have fun too

229. “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.”

230. Friends for life

231. Blessings this Christmas!

232. Paralegal: the real lawyer here

233. “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”

234. My greatest inspiration

235. Friends

236. You're a gift!

237. Continental philosophy forever

238. [To] the library, and step on it.”

239. I find myself in you

240. Dad?

241. You inspire me to be better!

242. Thank you for everything!

243. For the real one

244. Merry Christmas!

245. Proud to be your [son/daughter]!

246. Congratulations, Dr. [John Smith]!

247. Thanks for being my dad!

248. Take it slow

249. Team Player

250. Success awaits

251. For John/Jane, on his/her #th birthday.

252. Deposition Master

253. Our love is the best gift I have.

254. For when the words come

255. I wonder what that was all about.

256. Billy Collins

257. Friends are other selves.

258. For all your hard work

259. I'm glad we're friends

260. Chill, dude.

261. I want a life with you

262. “The pen is the tongue of the mind. ”

263. The write pen

264. In lieu of a PS5...

265. Wittgenstein's Pen

266. To my favorite scholar!

267. “You want to be a writer, but you don’t know how or when. Find a quiet place; use a humble pen.” — Paul Simon

268. You've got a friend in me.

269. “A pen sword. That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.”

270. Great things are coming

271. “Hold your pen and spare your voice.”

272. All heart

273. “The world was hers for the reading.”

274. “Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright’s pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace.” — Maya Angelou

275. Team MVP

276. My favorite therapist

277. Partner in crime, sort of

278. “A writer without a pen would be like a duck without water!” —Donovan

279. Gaston Bachelard

280. Happy Father's Day!

281. “Then he leaped out of my hand and flew towards Annabeth, his blade twitching as if he was stiffing the air.

282. To my favorite dad

283. “Where is she? Where are you hiding the babe?”

284. Happy Birthday!

285. Soul mate

286. For your memoirs

287. Happy Holidays!

288. Words are not enough

289. “She’s around here somewhere,” Jack insisted. He flew to Percy. “Aha! What’s in your pocket, sea boy?”

290. You're the best Christmas gift!

291. A writer's best friend

292. “My pen is crying tears of words.”

293. Trinitarians for life

294. Keep up the good work!

295. Always reforming

296. Congratulations!

297. “Had I been handed the pen in the telling of the tale, the story would have ended with a sealed tomb. And I would have written it in such a manner because I desperately lack both the bravery to risk believing in greater things, and the vision to see beyond lesser things. And so, thank God that He never handed me the pen. But far more profoundly, thank God that He allowed me to read the tale so that I can actually live the tale.”

298. Write and be merry!

299. Reality is wrong, dreams are for real.

300. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

301. I'll always remember your care

302. Resident theology guy

303. A friend is another self

304. Joyful, Joyful

305. “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

306. “My pen lies idle, its ink long since dried up, leaving me with nothing but blank pages and a hollow sense of emptiness.”

307. Good job, man!

308. Happy Valentine's Day

309. Good things come to those who wait

310. “I am going to take you out with the power of the pen.”

311. A very special birthday!

312. “the intensity

313. I think therefore I am

314. “A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

315. You make me happy!

316. I can never read all the books I want.

317. “I mostly want to remind her of the recipes of healing, and give her my own made-on-the spot remedy for the easing of her pain. I tell her, “Get a pen. Stop crying so you can write this down and start working on it tonight.” My remedy is long. But the last item on the list says: “When you wake up and find yourself living someplace where there is nobody you love and trust, no community, it is time to leave town – to pack up and go (you can even go tonight). And where you need to go is any place where there are arms that can hold you, that will not let you go.”

318. Love gives life

319. My favorite valentine

320. “To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.”

321. Oscar Neimeyer

322. Make every word count

323. To write down your dad jokes

324. “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”

325. “To hold a pen is to be at war.”

326. In memoriam to your twenties.

327. Poet

328. My dearest

329. “Whoever said ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ was an idiot.”

330. Thanks for all you do

331. I'm proud of you!

332. “Books were safer than other people anyway.”

333. Inspiration flows in silence

334. “′Classic′ - a book which people praise and don't read.”

335. It's a big life to celebrate!

336. Engraved on my heart

337. Great writers need great pens

338. “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

339. “She looked at her hand: Just some hand, holding a cheap pen. Some girls’ hand. She had nothing to do with that hand. Let that hand do whatever it wanted to.”

340. Calvinist gang rise up

341. You've got the biggest heart

342. Underwriter's Pen

343. Never give up!

344. Mom of the year!

345. Happy anniversary!

346. “When people starts to enjoy a writer's pen, he becomes a legend even if his stories are neither long nor publicly surrounded by expectations.”

347. To the best graduate!

348. I'll never forget your love

349. Your handwriting is bad

350. Let your dreams come true!

351. “There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.”

352. How am I feeling today?

353. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

354. For cheating the ethics exam.

355. Word magician, PhD

356. “A pen transmits the voice of the soul.”

357. From Dad

358. I wish you all the best!

359. “My library is an archive of longings.”

360. “When the ink runs dry, you're most likely writing at the wrong angle.”

361. English Wisdom ‘s quote about. The pen is mightier than…

362. I'll always be your [father/mother/son/daughter/brother/sister]

363. Hard work pays off

364. Paperwork Pioneer

365. “Excuse me?” Percy looked a bit nervous about the magical sword hovering at his waistline.

366. Mom wanted to get you a puppy.

367. World's Best Boss

368. “A pen transmits the voice of the soul.” — Fennel Hudson

369. Forever the best madre!

370. Apple of my eye

371. In the true spirit of Christmas!

372. “None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try.”

373. You inspire me.

374. “Uh … sure.” Percy uncapped the pen. Immediately it transformed into a three-foot-long sword with a leaf-shaped blade of glowing bronze.. Compared to Jack, the weapon looked delicate, almost petite, but from the way Percy wielded it I had no doubt he’d be able to hold his own on the battlefields of Valhalla with that thing.

375. Oil changer of the century

376. Success is yours

377. Good luck in your new position!

378. “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”

379. “Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”

380. Pastor of the year

381. “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”

382. Your jokes are terrible.

383. The one who has my heart

384. “It is said that the warrior’s way is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways.”

385. Your lawyer is present

386. True love

387. First in my life

388. Doctor's pen

389. “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”

390. “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” — Martin Luther

391. I love you and I like you

392. I want forever with you

393. “Waiting for the pen to dry up so he can start fresh with thoughts that are worth new ink.”

394. “You want to be a writer, don’t know how or when? Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.”

395. “The pen ploughs deeper than a tractor and soars higher than a rocket”

396. Apply your mind

397. To go with your law suit

398. Jen's first pen

399. “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

400. “You can make anything by writing.”

401. My sunshine

402. Mental health professional

403. #1 biscuit

404. Piaget's Pen

405. “Fiction is the truth inside the lie.”

406. Methodist magic

407. It is your birthday.

408. World's best philosopher

409. I love you forever!

410. “I wear my Pen as others do their Sword.”

411. Partner of the Year

412. For having my back every day

413. “All those memories....and a poem fell off my pen, a river broke loose somewhere and now they run stories through my soul..”

414. For the time being...

415. Voltaire

416. engraved on my soul

417. What we think, we become.

418. From Mom

419. My heart and soul

420. Future world changer

421. World's worst philosopher

422. Office Queen

423. Mom of the century!

424. “The pen is mightier than the sword, for by the sword are mortal battles wages, but by the pen entire cultures swayed.”

425. Team Member

426. The world is your oyster

427. Your love is my hiding place

428. “Jack, I never said that!” I protested. “You did.”

429. Great poets steal

430. You're still 24 in my heart.

431. And all the sweet serenity of books.”

432. “Ah, that would be my pen. Please bring your own writing utensil in the future, Mr. Jackson.”

433. “A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.”

434. You're done with school!

435. Give thanks always

There you go! Some of my favorite quotes about the beauty of black ink from a ballpoint ben... Or the kind words of great authors like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine and Edward Bulwer-Lytton who were so marvelous with a pen. I hope you enjoyed these inspirational quotes.

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