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I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it.
For several days after my first book was published, I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
James M. Barrie
You can do the best research and be making the strongest intellectual argument, but if readers don't get past the third paragraph you've wasted your energy and valuable ink.
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination.
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.
I went to a strict elementary school with nuns, and uniforms that I'm pretty sure were made out of sandpaper. It was an academic, sports-oriented place. I liked to read, and wanted to act, and didn't try out for volleyball. I was weird. The other girls would dip my hair in ink and stuff.
But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
Without a doubt, first thing we should do is clean up our fiscal house, and that starts with balancing our budgets and digging out of this red ink. We cannot expect to continue in this fashion and remain the leader of the free world.
Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.
Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory.
We are material creatures who spend much of our lives on material pursuits (even building a cathedral or writing a novel requires stone and mortar or paper and ink).
How can justice be attained when, in the expiation of an old wrong, another wrong is to be committed? No reasonable creature would conceive of the idea of obliterating ink stains with ink, or spots of oil with oil. Only blood must be washed out with blood.
Bertha von Suttner
Graffiti is usually a protest - ink on walls - or has a reason for being naughty or aggressive.
It's been amazing to step out of a bottle of ink on to an iPad. There's no better time than right now to embrace this fabulous sandpit of technology. Because intuitively, at the touch of a finger, most of it is possible.
Don't think it, ink it.
Mark Victor Hansen
Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper.
Robert Anton Wilson
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 squirting out ink.
Memory is more indelible than ink.
When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.
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.
It's not always the easiest thing to be the center of so much spilled ink.
I don't see the world unless I see it in ink.
I don't want to give too much ink to foolish men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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