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Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door.
No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
I'm not happy unless I have a pen in my hand, it's really that simple.
The possibility of being as free with the camera as we are with the pen is a fantastic prospect for the creative life of the 21st century.
Being attached to America these days is like being in a pen with a wounded bull.
My mom would take me to restaurants, and the first thing I'd ask for would be a pen and a napkin, and I'd sketch shoes and shoes and shoes.
I'm not formal and I'm impatient. So I think my team would say that when she starts tapping her pen and the leg starts moving quickly, that it's time to move on. I'm not good at long, drawn-out kinds of sessions.
Anne M. Mulcahy
Like everything, what compels one to put pen to paper is a great question.
What happens to us all, I think, when we pick up a pen, is that we just become snobs.
I love the idea of leaving some of the original abstract thought in, because the problem is that when you pick up a pen you become a snob, your own worse critic. You edit yourself in a way that is non-creative.
Keeping the pen out of your hand as much as possible is the best way to write a song, in my estimation. But the pen must come in to tighten it up.
I pick up my guitar and play. Something might come, and then the pen comes out. Then an edit, until something comes out that you're actually satisfied with.
The pen is very quick for getting stuff from your brain to the page. I can do hieroglyphics in the margin. There are days when I really enjoy the flow of ink. I mean, nice pen, ink straight on to the page.
Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier than the bow of the violinist; in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.
John Philip Sousa
I had a bad experience doing public speaking at school. I had to talk about a pen for five minutes and it was really hard work. I couldn't wait to get off the stage.
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword.
Mary Harris Jones
Before I could even hold a pen I was singing.
I don't want anything to do with anything mechanical between me and the paper, including a typewriter, and I don't even want a fountain pen between me and the paper.
If you ask me to compromise on principle, I will get out the veto pen.
There's no such thing as a writer's block. If you're having trouble writing, well, pick up the pen and write. No matter what, keep that hand moving. Writing is really a physical activity.
I pick up my pen. It flows. A building appears. There it is. There is nothing more to say.
I have, before now, waited for a pen to perform a macro.
I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter.
Mary Lou Retton
A declaration of the independence of America, and the sovereignty of the United STates was drawn by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia.
Mercy Otis Warren
When we draw on the tablet, the drawing shows up on the computer screen. If we have chosen to tell the computer that the stylist is to behave like a piece of chalk, or a pen, or a wet brush, it will.
I used the pen name because I knew I wanted to write better novels under my own name someday.
I'm not letting him write anything. I didn't do anything. I just took his pen.
The North understand it better - they have told us for twenty years that their object was to pen up slavery within its present limits - surround it with a border of free States, and like the scorpion surrounded with fire, they will make it sting itself to death.
A programming language is for thinking about programs, not for expressing programs you've already thought of. It should be a pencil, not a pen.
I started putting down my own pen and spending some time searching for the best songs out there possible. It doesn't matter if I wrote them or not.
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