„My tongue, not my pen, is my instrument.“
„Now everything is clear.
I admit my defeat. The tongue
of my ravings in my ear
is the tongue of a stranger.“
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
„My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.“
— Graham Greene English writer, playwright and literary critic 1904 - 1991
International Herald Tribune (October 7, 1977)
— Euripidés ancient Athenian playwright -480 - -406 a.C.
l. 612, as translated by Gilbert Murray (1954) Variant translation by David Grene:<br/>My tongue swore, but my mind was still unpledged.
— Seamus Heaney, Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
— James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose Scottish nobleman, poet and soldier of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1612 - 1650
My Dear and only Love. Compare: "I ’ll make thee famous by my pen, And glorious by my sword", Sir Walter Scott, Legend of Montrose, chap. xv.
„God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my (pick) shovel, my paint brush, my (sewing) needle - and my heart and thoughts.“
— Pierre Teilhard De Chardin French philosopher and Jesuit priest 1881 - 1955
„Is the scrupulous attention I am paying to the government of my tongue at all proportioned to that tremendous truth revealed through St. James, that if I do not bridle my tongue, all my religion is vain?“
— Frederick William Faber British hymn writer and theologian 1814 - 1863