Quotes of the Day for 23 January 2003 – Handwriting
Today is National Handwriting Day, as if I cared! My handwriting is so bad I can't read it more than a couple of days later. I took typing during summer school when I was in junior high school - voluntarily. When I need to leave a short message for my wife I send it by e-mail. So I won't be celebrating this holiday with the rest of you, I've withdrawn as much as possible from the interface of pen, hand, and paper. But here are some quotes for everybody else.
To hold a pen is to be at war.
- Voltaire, 1694 - 1778
You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
- Irene C. Kassorla
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
- Miguel de Cervantes
The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton, 1803 - 1873
Every man has one thing he can do better than anyone else - and usually it's reading his own handwriting.
- G. Norman Collie
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