Ink Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ink quotes, ink sayings, and ink proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.     

Mark Twain

A drop of ink may make a million think.     

Lord Byron

To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing, because an ink blot can be absolute. Yet you put into it what you like. So it becomes totally relative.     

Nicholas Mosley

Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.     

F. H. Bradley

Ink, dark as night, creates words, and as they are read, they become the little beads and baubles of the mind.     

Suzanne Valtsioti

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.     

Vladimir Nabokov

When the ink runs dry, you're most likely writing at the wrong angle.     

Carolyn Shields

We are the ink in which are written other messages that we cannot even understand.     

Samuel R. Delany

It's not always the easiest thing to be the center of so much spilled ink.     

Tim Tebow

Pale ink is better than the most retentive memory.     

Harvey Mackay

Ink is the transcript of thought.     

Alphonse De Lamartine

The palest ink will endure beyond the memories of man     

Tan Twan Eng

The blackest of fluid is used as an agent to enlighten the world.     

Douglas William Jerrold

Words running in my veins sprout out as ink of my pens     

Ziya Noor

You bought me a pen, when you came. You became the ink, when you left     


What happens in a certain place can stain your feelings for that location, just as ink can stain a white sheet.     

Daniel Handler

An ocean of ink real and virtual has been spilled critiquing the appearance of female politicians.     

Nell Scovell

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper.     

Olive Schreiner

A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.     

Alfred Nobel

The silence of the pen is only made louder by the sound of the ink running dry.     

Anthony T.Hincks

The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.     


What joy there is in hearing yourself think, and to make that thinking into ink.     

John Olsen

Write down, before the ink gets dry. Speak up, before the tears get dry.     


His diary; her handwriting. the marriage chapter is always an interesting ink.     

Dhawal Barot

The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.     

T.S. Eliot

Every guy should be the owner of a really nice pen. When you put your thoughts down, or whenever you're going to share something with someone, it means something if it bleeds out in a nice ink.     

Rami Malek

Inking is meditation in liquid form     

J.H. Everett

Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.     

Mark Twain

Memory is more indelible than ink.     

Anita Loos