Quotes by pencil

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  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.
  • Alexander Maclaren
    Alexander Maclaren
    British preacher 1826-1910
    Alexander Maclaren
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    Every life has dark tracts and long stretches of somber tint, and no representation is true to fact which dips its pencil only in light, and flings no shadows on the canvas.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American president 1890-1969
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    Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
  • Ogden Nash
    Ogden Nash
    American poet 1902-1971
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    Here is a pen and here is a pencil, here's a typewriter, here's a stencil, here's a list of today's appointments, and all the flies in all the ointments, the daily woes that a man endures - take them, George, they're yours!
  • Truman Capote
    Truman Capote
    American writer 1942-
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    I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.
  • John Philip Sousa
    John Philip Sousa
    American composer and conductor 1854-1932
    John Philip Sousa
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    I can almost always write music; at any hour of the twenty-four, if I put pencil to paper, music comes.
  • Beth Ditto
    Beth Ditto
    American singer-songwriter and actress 1981-
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    I'm naturally a mousy blonde, so I dye my hair, and my eyebrows would disappear if I didn't get through at least a pencil a month.
  • Balthus
    Balthus
    Polish-French modern artist 1908-2001
    Balthus
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    One must always draw, draw with the eyes, when one cannot draw with a pencil.
  • Bruce Dickinson
    Bruce Dickinson
    English singer and songwriter 1958-
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    One of my earliest ventures was when I was nine years old. I realized there was a shortage of pencils at school, so I started Rent-a-Pencil. But I made a fundamental mistake. Everybody stole my pencils.
  • Walt Disney
    Walt Disney
    American producer 1901-1966
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    People still think of me as a cartoonist, but the only thing I lift a pen or pencil for these days is to sign a contract, a check, or an autograph.
  • The anthropologist must relinquish his comfortable position in the long chair on the veranda of the missionary compound, Government station, or planter's bungalow, where, armed with pencil and notebook and at times with a whisky and soda, he has been accustomed to collect statements from informants.... He must go out into the villages, and see the natives at work in gardens, on the beach, in the jungle; he must sail with them to distant sandbanks and to foreign tribes.
    Source: Myth in Primitive Psychology (1926)
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Then my verse I dishonor, my pictures despise, my person degrade and my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; and my talents I bury, and dead is my fame.
  • Michael LeBoeuf
    Michael LeBoeuf
    American business author and management professor 1942-
    Michael LeBoeuf
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    When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.
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