Pen Sayings and Quotes

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


The pen is the lever that moves the world.     

Thomas De Witt Talmage

Your pen is your sword. Wield it wisely.     

C.A. Simonson

Do not pick up the pen unless you understand how heavy it is, and how long you may carry it for.     

jason Ellis

Pens carry further than rifled cannon.     

Bayard Taylor

The pen is an instrument of discovery rather than just a recording implement. If you write a letter of resignation or something with an agenda, you're simply using a pen to record what you have thought out.     

Billy Collins

The pen is the tongue of the mind.     

Miguel de Cervantes

There is more done with pens than with swords.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The pens which write against disarmament are made with the same steel from which guns are made.     

Aristide Briand

A pen transmits the voice of the soul.     

Fennel Hudson

The power of the pen is landmark of life.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

The pen is the tongue of the soul; as are the thoughts engendered there, so will be the things written.     

Miguel de Cervantes

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.     

Terry Pratchett

No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.     

Harriet Ann Jacobs

The pen is mightier than the sword, if you know where to poke it.     

Jeremy C. Shipp

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.     

Glen Hansard

The pen is the language of the soul; as the concepts that in it are generated, such will be its writings.     

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The magic of the pen lies in the concentration of your thoughts upon one object.     

George Henry Lewes

Putting pen to paper lights more fire than matches ever will.     

Malcolm Forbes

A pen is certainly an excellent instrument to fix a man's attention and to inflame his ambition.     

John Adams

A pen connects you to the paper. It definitely matters.     

Elmore Leonard