A few famous and inspiring quotes about pens and writing implements from well known and not so well-known people. Inspirational quotes to motivate, inspire or just think upon while using pens. Feel free to save the best quote for your office desk.
With all written about pens if I have missed anything significant or a quotation just add it to this collection below.
If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and writeMartin Luther
To hold a pen is to be at war.Voltaire
One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the worldMalala Yousafzai
None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain pen, or half its cussedness; but we can tryMark Twain
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-pointsTony Kushner
A pen is to me as a beak is to a henJ. R. R. Tolkien
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’John Greenleaf Whittier
A pen transmits the voice of the soulFennel Hudson
The hand that holds the pen writes historyFilm “Colette”
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Everyday of your life is a page of your historyRobin Roark
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 penMaimonides
I wear my Pen as others do their SwordJohn Oldham
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.Muhammad Ali Jinnah
There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to writeWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
You can make anything by writingC.S. Lewis
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 mindVirginia Woolf
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophreniaE. L. Doctorow
If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.Toni Morrison
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heartWilliam Wordsworth
The scariest moment is always just before you start.Stephen King
These old quotations about pens do also have other uses aside from those first mentioned. A marvellous idea for an engraving or to include with a gift pens.
These old sayings a hand-picked selection of what I thought the best. There are many more I may have missed. If your favourite pen writings are not here, please leave it below.