Quotes of the Day for 23 January 2010 – Handwriting
Today is National Handwriting Day, and other than my daily requirement for a hook to hang a few quotes on, I couldn't care less! My handwriting is so bad I often can't read phone messages a day later, although the numbers are normally clear enough. 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 So I won't be celebrating this holiday with the rest of you, I've withdrawn as much as possible from the interface of pen, hand, and paper.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.
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
A man's penmanship is an unfailing index of his character, moral and mental, and a criterion by which to judge his peculiarities of taste and sentiments.
- Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, 1694 - 1773
You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription, but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson
Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
- Earl Nightingale, 1921 - 1989
I've got to feel the pencil and see the words at the end of the pencil.
- William Faulkner, 1897 - 1962
I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
- Truman Capote, 1924 - 1984
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