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Many famous people, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Anita Loos, at some point in their lives, wrote ink quotes.
These quotations are sometimes personal, like those of A. S. Byatt and S. C. Barrus, and sometimes motivational, like the lines from Henry Fielding and Edward Ruscha. Often, these quotes are thought-provoking and force you to think out of the box, like the works of T. S. Eliot, Alexandre Dumas, and Mark Twain.
Here, in this article, we present to you the best ink quotes from some of the greatest authors, poets, and artists of all time.
The best ink quotes can motivate anyone to pick up a pen and write a few words of inspiration. Read this list of the best inspirational quotes related to ink.
"I've always subscribed to an old Chinese proverb that the palest ink is better than the best memory."
- Vincent Bugliosi.
"I knew I wanted to be some kind of artist from about 12. I met a neighbour who drew cartoons, and I had an idea I wanted to be a cartoonist - or something that involved Indian ink, at any rate."
- Edward Ruscha.
"A good writer must have more than vin rose in his veins, use more than Chablis for ink."
"It's not always the easiest thing to be the center of so much spilled ink"
- Tim Tebow.
"To the composition of novels and romances, nothing is necessary but paper, pens, and ink, with the manual capacity of using them."
- Henry Fielding.
"Everybody has his own great ideas about what my art should be. But I can do whatever I like and there aren't many constraints to the way I work, whether I'm using a brush with ink or paint."
- Raymond Pettibone.
"If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light, If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you."
- Henry Rollins.
These short and sweet ink quotes can easily win your heart within a moment.
"Memory is more indelible than ink."
- Anita Loos.
"If the Bible is called the Good Book, it's not because its people are. Blood flows as freely through the stories as the ink through the quills that penned them."
- Max Lucado.
"When you hold a graphic novel in your hands, you're holding artist blood made ink."
- Molly Crabapple.
"Ink is the transcript of thought."
- Alphonse De Lamartine.
"Only write to me, write to me, I love to see the hop and skip and sudden starts of your ink."
- A. S. Byatt.
"The ink in the pen that writes success stories is FOCUS"
- Israelmore Ayivor.
When the ink runs dry, you're most likely writing at the wrong angle."
- Carolyn Shields.
"Truth is rarely writ in ink; it lives in nature."
- Martin H. Fischer.
Graphical excellence is that which gives to the viewer the greatest number of ideas in the shortest time with the least ink in the smallest space."
- 'The Visual Display Of Quantitative Information, Edward R. Tufte.
"'I'm always homesick for the journey,' I had once written in ink speckled script, adding almost as an afterthought, '...no matter what it may hold.'"
- S. C. Barrus.
"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible"
- Vladimir Nabokov.
"A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man."
- Alfred Nobel.
"Mark Dawidziak is as comfy and entertaining a tour guide through the world of Mark Twain as Twain himself was a tour guide through the world. In other words, Mark Twain's Guide is such a fun read that the only thing dry about it is the ink."
- David Bianculli.
"No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination."
- James Joyce, 'James Joyce And Trieste', Peter Hartshorn'.
"A multitude of words doth rather obscure than illustrate, they being a burden to the memory, and the first apt to be forgotten, before we come to the last. So that he that uses many words for the explaining of any subject, doth, like the cuttle-fish, hide himself, for the most part, in his own ink."
- 'The Wisdom Of God Manifested In The Works Of The Creation', John Ray.
"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink."
- 'Politics And The English Language', George Orwell.
"And then another letter had come from Christopher, so devastating that Amelia wondered how mere scratches of ink on paper could rip someone's soul to shreds. She had wondered how she could feel so much pain and still survive."
- 'Mine Till Midnight', Lisa Kleypas.
"A book calls for pen, ink, and a writing desk; today the rule is that pen, ink, and a writing desk call for a book."
- Friedrich Nietzsche.
Read these thought-provoking quotes that will make you think differently about literature, art, and the world.
"The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink."
- T. S. Eliot.
"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.
"Know that blank pages feel the urge of the ink as much as tears paint a different pain, changes."
- Goisemang Sandra Mvula.
"The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice."
- Mark Twain.
"In my youth I regarded the universe as an open book, printed in the language of physical equations, whereas now it appears to me as a text written in invisible ink, of which in our rare moments of grace we are able to decipher a small fragment."
- 'Bricks To Babel', Arthur Koestler.
"I have always had more dread of a pen, a bottle of ink, and a sheet of paper than of a sword or pistol."
- Alexandre Dumas.
"The word love has always tasted like the scent of fresh ink and soft paper to me. Like a newly written poem."
- 'Team You Apart', Megan Hart.
"Take any writer you want in the 19th century: they wrote with quill pens, dipping a piece of goose feather in ink and writing. And yet we read those novels today, and if we're sensitive to them, we respond to them with an immediacy that is stronger than anything written today on a word processor."
- Walter Murch.
"Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel."
- Mark Twain.
"Water is the ink that writes the poetry of life."
- Alexandra Cousteau.
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