Print Sayings and Quotes

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


Your life is a print-out of your thoughts.     

Steve Maraboli

The power is to set the agenda. What we print and what we don't print matter a lot.     

Katharine Graham

The digital print is becoming the look of our time, and it makes the C-print start to look like a tintype.     

Joel Sternfeld

The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring.     

Raymond Chandler

Nothing in fine print is ever good news.     

Andy Rooney

History is simply a piece of paper covered with print: the main thing is to make history, not to write it.     

Otto von Bismarck

You can't stop people printing what they want to print.     

Alan Sugar

Print encourages a sense of closure, a sense that what is found in a text has been finalized, has reached a state of completion.     

Walter J. Ong

You can print money to bail out a bank, but you can't print life to bail out a planet.     

Paul Hawken

The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.     

Tom Waits

Don't follow in any footprints, make your own prints. Because, you are the future of tomorrow.     

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they print only your thumbs.     

Arthur Baer

The plainest print cannot be read through a gold eagle.     

Abraham Lincoln

You are putting on paper, in print, what you sense and feel in your mind.     

Anthony Barboza

There's nobody between you and the print. Nobody. It's you and the subject and the final print. And if you get it published that way, you've said it.     

David Douglas Duncan

If print was invented tomorrow, it would be the death of digital.     

Vaughan Oliver

Print-based libraries developed in an age of scarce printed resources.     

Tom Peters

Print is predictable and impersonal, conveying information in a mechanical transaction with the reader's eye. Handwriting, by contrast, resists the eye, reveals its meaning slowly, and is as intimate as skin.     

Ruth Ozeki

In print, people can do anything to you. Everything you do is picked apart. People love it; they're waiting for you to make a mistake.     

Brian May

Print is predictable and impersonal, conveying information in a mechanical transaction with the reader's eye. Handwriting, by contrast, resists the eye, reveals its meaning slowly, and is as intimate as skin.     

Ruth Ozeki

Nothing prints more lively in our minds than something we wish to forget.     

Michel de Montaigne

When you print out your manuscript and read it, marking up with a pen, it sometimes feels like a criminal returning to the scene of a crime.     

Don Roff

Fairly large print is a real antidote to stiff reading.     

Ronald Fisher

Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.     

Douglas Adams

Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party.     

Joseph Stalin

If you take away print and embroidery, you have to challenge yourself a bit more on the cut.     

Joseph Altuzarra