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  • While he writes, I feel as if he is drawing me; or not drawing me, drawing on me - drawing on my skin - not with the pencil he is using, but with an old-fashioned goose pen, and not with the quill end but with the feather end. As if hundreds of butterflies have settled all over my face, and are softly opening and closing their wings.

    Margaret Atwood (2011). “Alias Grace: A Novel”, p.69, Anchor
  • To call that writing, madam, is an insult to quills and ink across the world.

    Writing   World   Ink  
  • He writes so well he makes me feel like putting my quill back in my goose.

    Funny   Work   Writing  
  • Quill: An instrument of torture yielded by a goose and commonly weilded by as ass.

    Art   Entertainment   Ass  
  • God strung up his own son like a side of veal. I shudder to think what he would do to me.

  • But the way to wealth through the quill seems long.

    Long   Way   Wealth  
    Elizabeth Rundle Charles (1865). “Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family”, p.53
  • The logic: Reading is a private pursuit, one that often takes place behind closed doors. A young lady might retreat with a book, might even take it into her boudoir, and there, reclining on here silken sheets, imbibing the thrills and chills manufactured by writerly quills, one of her hands, one not absolutely needed to grip the little volume, might wander. The fear, in short, as one-handed reading. [p. 146]

    Book   Reading   Doors  
    Siri Hustvedt (2011). “The Summer Without Men”, p.71, Hachette UK
  • The male clerk with his quill pen and copper-plate handwriting had gone for good. The female short-hand typist took his place. It was a decisive moment in women's emancipation.

    Hands   History   Clerks  
    A. J. P. Taylor (2001). “English History 1914-1945”, p.38, Oxford Paperbacks
  • Feathers shall raise men even as they do birds towards heaven :- That is by letters written with their quills.

    Leonardo (da Vinci) (1906). “Note Books: Arranged and Rendered Into English, with Introd”
  • Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.

    Ravens   Battle   Quills  
    George R. R. Martin (2003). “A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Three”, p.78, Bantam
  • You mean there’s someone out there better than your father? (Quills) No, idiot. My father trained him. Just FYI, my father is also his godfather. So you want to be real nice to Dev. All of us take it personally when people aren’t. (Adron)

    Father   Real   Nice  
    Sherrilyn Kenyon (2009). “Born of Ice”, p.3, Macmillan
  • As Harry and Ron rounded the clump of trees behind which Harry had first heard the dragons roar, a witch leapt out from behind them. It was Rita Skeeter. She was wearing acid-green robes today; the Quick-Quotes Quill in her hand blended perfectly against them. "Congratulations, Harry!' she said beaming at him. "I wonder if you could give me a quick word? How you felt facing that dragon? How do you feel now about the fairness of the scoring?" "Yeah, you can have a word," said Harry savagely. "Goodbye!

  • You can't be a proper writer without a touch of madness, can you?

    Madness   Quills  
    "Fictional character: Madeleine". "Quills", www.imdb.com. 2000.
  • I'm too old-fashioned to use a computer. I'm too old-fashioned to use a quill.

    Use   Computer   Quills  
  • GOOSE, n. A bird that supplies quills for writing. These, by some occult process of nature, are penetrated and suffused with various degrees of the bird's intellectual energies and emotional character, so that when inked and drawn mechanically across paper by a person called an "author," there results a very fair and accurate transcript of the fowl's thought and feeling. The difference in geese, as discovered by this ingenious method, is considerable: many are found to have only trivial and insignificant powers, but some are seen to be very great geese indeed.

    Ambrose Bierce (2016). “The Devil's Dictionary: The Devil World”, p.78, 谷月社
  • Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.

  • Do not shout at me, Mr. Quill," said John [Adams]. "Justice may be blind, but she is not deaf.

    Justice   May   Blind  
  • Give me a condor's quill! Give me Vesuvius crater for an inkstand!

    Art   Writing   Giving  
    Herman Melville (1892). “Moby Dick”, p.428
  • Madame Michel has the elegance of the hedgehog: on the outside she is covered in quills, a real fortress, but my gut feeling is that on the inside, she has the same simple refinement as the hedgehog: a deceptively indolent little creature, fiercely solitary--and terrible elegant.

    Real   Simple   Feelings  
  • The first of a thousand lies. Truth flowed to Micah Quill, was sucked in and disappeared, and emerged again looking ever so much like it used to, but changed subtly, at the edges, where none would notice, so that simple truth became a complicated fabric indeed, one that could wrap you up so tightly and close you off from the air until you suffocated in it.

    Lying   Simple   Air  
    Orson Scott Card (2010). “Heartfire: The Tales of Alvin Maker”, p.178, Macmillan
  • Moon, worn thin to the width of a quill,/ In the dawn clouds flying,/ How good to go, light into light, and still/ Giving light, dying.

    Moon   Clouds   Light  
    Sara Teasdale, William Drake (1984). “Mirror of the Heart: Poems of Sara Teasdale”, MacMillan Publishing Company
  • The thought hath good leggs, and the quill a good tongue.

    Tongue   Quills  
    George Herbert (1874). “The Complete Works of George Herbert: Prose”, p.346
  • I thought tamarinds were made to eat, but that was probably not the idea. I ate several, and it seemed to me that they were rather sour that year. They pursed up my lips, till they resembled the stem-end of a tomato, and I had to take my sustenance through a quill for twenty-four hours. They sharpened my teeth till I could have shaved with them, and gave them a 'wire edge' that I was afraid would stay; but a citizen said 'no, it will come off when the enamel does' - which was comforting, at any rate. I found, afterward, that only strangers eat tamarinds - but they only eat them once.

    Zane Grey, Max Brand, Owen Wister, James Fenimore Cooper, B. M. Bower (2017). “60 WESTERNS: Cowboy Adventures, Yukon & Oregon Trail Tales, Famous Outlaws, Gold Rush Adventures & much more: Riders of the Purple Sage, The Night Horseman, The Last of the Mohicans, Rimrock Trail, The Hidden Children, The Law of the Land, Heart of the West, A Texas Cow-Boy, The Prairie…”, p.4057, e-artnow
  • There is an ugly kind of forgiveness in this world,--a kind of hedgehog forgiveness, shot out like quills. Men take one who has offended, and set him down before the blowpipe of their indignation, and scorch him, and burn his fault into him; and when they have kneaded him sufficiently with their fiery fists, then--they forgive him.

    Henry Ward Beecher (1858). “Life Thoughts”, p.72
  • The word processor is a better tool than a quill pen because you can do so much more with it, but on the other hand, what you have to say and how you say it is the ultimate determination.

  • I don't use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.

    Writing   Use   Quills  
    "Fictional character: Waldo Lydecker". "Laura", 1944.
  • Harry moved the tip of his eagle-feather quill down the page, frowning as he looked for something that would help him write his essay, “Witch Burning in the Fourteenth Century Was Completely Pointless — discuss.

    J.K. Rowling (2015). “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, p.9, Pottermore
  • He touch'd the tender stops of various quills, With eager thought warbling his Doric lay.

    Quills   Various   Lays  
    'Lycidas' (1638) l. 186
  • Xenophon wrote with a swan's quill, Plato with a pen of gold, and Thucydides with a brazen stylus.

    Plato   Swans   Style  
    Joseph Joubert (1896). “Pensées of Joubert”
  • All I ask, is the privilege for my masculine part the poet in me.... If I must not, because of my sex, have this freedom... I lay down my quill and you shall hear no more of me.

    Sex   Privilege   Poet  
    Aphra Behn (2014). “Behn Five Plays”, p.11, Bloomsbury Publishing
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