Paper Quotes

Paper Quotes by Murray Rothbard, Andrew Gelman, Dave Barry, Jack Ma, Angela Aki, Robert E. Howard and many others.

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Governments have persistently tried their best to promote, encourage, and expand the circulation of bank and government paper, and to discourage the people’s use of gold itself.
Murray Rothbard
Authors of published papers and editors of scientific journals can, unfortunately, be slow to come to terms with criticism, and it’s good that we can use blogs to express specific criticisms of published articles and to use social media to disseminate these criticisms.
Andrew Gelman
Note that both of these papers [the New York Post and the New York Daily News] are big sellers in a city whose residents like to go around saying they’d never live anyplace else on account of they’d miss the opera.
Dave Barry
If the ‘Post’ can play the role of a connector between the West and the East, I have confidence in the paper’s future success.
Jack Ma
Since my tour (in Japan) just finished, I started writing songs. I was inspired a lot while on the road and I have a lot to say and feel. I want to process those and write it down on paper and put my hands on the keyboard before they become the past.
Angela Aki
I see in the papers where Roy Guthrie committed suicide. Why, I wonder?
Robert E. Howard
The decline is in paper values, not in tangible goods and services…America is now in the eighth year of prosperity as commercially defined. The former great periods of prosperity in America averaged eleven years. On this basis we now have three more years to go before the tailspin.
Stuart Chase
Until there’s a public commitment, and action to back that commitment, a policy is only words on paper.
Tim Field
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
William Wordsworth
Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper.
Robert Anton Wilson
The printing presses of the state treasuries cranked out reams of paper currency- showing wise kinds and blissful martyrs- while bankers wept and peasants starved.
Alan Furst
A single sentence will suffice for modern man. He fornicated and read the papers. After that vigorous definition, the subject will be, if I may say so, exhausted.
Albert Camus
Like most lit nerds, I’m a voracious reader. I never got enough poetry under my belt growing up but I do read it – some of my favorites, Gina Franco and Angela Shaw and Cornelius Eady and Kevin Young, remind me daily that unless the words sing and dance, what’s the use of putting them down on paper.
Junot Diaz
I was so happy I wanted to fold all the people into paper airplanes and fly them into the lidless eye of that big yellow moon.
Steve Toltz
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.
Mark Victor Hansen
In publishing The First Man I said to myself, ‘this is going to be awful,’ but awful from the point of view of the criticism. I’m not afraid of [Albert] Camus’ public. I’m afraid of what will be written in the papers.
Catherine Camus
Only a fool permits the letter of the law to override the spirit in the heart. Do not let a piece of paper stand in the way of true love and headlines.
Rod Stewart
I did some film reviews for small papers in Finland and things like that to be able to keep living here.
Renny Harlin
What I like about Paper Girls in particular is that because we’re approaching it more from a female perspective, we’re able to consider the emotional states of these characters a little bit more, and think more of their interiority.
Cliff Chiang
This is a deep and personal topic in our society today. Read the papers. America is hurting because of it. For God’s sake, speak up. Don’t we need to learn respect for people’s feelings? What is going to school for? To learn how to add?
Hal Holbrook
Timmy, who made a daring escape, also made a mistake of paying the taxi driver with a check made out of toilet paper.
Janet Frame
The government has created a nation of paper criminals. People can be put in jail and lose civil rights and liberties through bureaucratic procedures.The only thing that is keeping you out of jail is government goodwill.
Ayn Rand
Went to the paper shop – it had blown away.
Tommy Cooper
It’s natural. I freestyle, meaning that I just rap. I might put words on paper, but I just put a beat on my rap, and go off the top of my head. It’s something I’ve been able to do for a long time.
Snoop Dogg
I’d be interested to read Gull’s paper on it, and I wish Alan would put it in somewhere. It gives him a relevance to our times, which he doesn’t otherwise have. Gull, I mean, not Alan.
Eddie Campbell
But when I was a kid, I would look at the paper next to the phone and I would think to myself, “I want to do that.” So I started doing that. [doodling]
Jeff Vespa
Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route.
Theodore Bikel
He had a newspaper rolled in his hand, bearing down on me like a puppy that had piddled on the carpet. “Bad Chloe,” I muttered. “What?” I’d forgotten his bionic hearing. “Bad Chloe.” I gestured at the rolled-up paper and put out my hand. “Get it over with.
Kelley Armstrong
I think people should have fun with fashion, should enjoy wearing beautiful clothes–but also not save everything for the best. Fashion is there to be enjoyed, to be indulged–to wow in. Don’t save it for Sunday best only. Get it out of the tissue paper and be sensational every day.
John Galliano
Citizenship to me is more than a piece of paper. Citizenship is also about character. I am an American. We’re just waiting for our country to recognize it.
Jose Antonio Vargas
Do you have someone watching her house?” (Stephanie) “That kind of surveillance only happens in the movies. We’re so underbudgeted we’re one step away from holding bake sales to pay for toilet paper. (Morelli)
Janet Evanovich
My origami creations, in accordance with the laws of nature, require the use of geometry, science, and physics. They also encompass religion, philosophy, and biochemistry. Overall, I want you to discover the joy of creation by your own handthe possibility of creation from paper is infinite.
Akira Yoshizawa
Concentrate on your money. Try to hold your paper. It takes money to make money, so save your money, opportunites come.
Curtis Jackson
I had thought comics could only be one thing, and that was what mainstream comics were selling us. And the undergrounders proved anything you had in your head, as long as you had the skill to put it down on paper, was fair game. And I started filling sketchbooks with my own comics.
Stephen R. Bissette
My guaranteed way of sending myself into deep depression is to read music trade papers and watch MTV.
Damon Albarn
After all, it is a common weakness of young authors to put too much into their papers.
Ronald Fisher
I don’t write my standup on paper or anything; but I just organically do it on stage, have an idea, chat it up a little bit. I’m keeping notes. I’m trying to keep up with this world and try to bring out a special every year.
Jim Jefferies
Anybody can have ideas-the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.
Mark Twain
I always marked up a piece of paper before taking a job, looking at the pluses and minuses. If the latter outnumbered the former, I would pass.
Dennis Washington
I ain’t never far away from a pencil and paper or a tape recorder.
Dolly Parton
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
Carol Ann Duffy
Laymen learn to read photographs the way they do headlines, skipping over them quickly to get the gist of what is being said. Photographers, on the other hand, study them with the care and attention to detail one might give to a difficult scientific paper or a complicated poem.
Howard S. Becker
I don’t like Larry Merchant. He thinks he knows everything about a sport that he was never in. He walks around with papers and studies what he writes, he just pisses you off.
Larry Holmes
Here are poems from a new generation of writers who honor the magnetic fields of the real; who feel and think with full and open-eyed passion; who focus heat as the magnifying glass focuses sun: until the paper catches. Read them.
Jane Hirshfield
Sure, I’ve had some bad times, but everybody does. But people don’t get to talk about them like I do, unless they do to a therapist. People don’t get to put them in the paper like I do.
Lynn Johnston
my greatest problem was stamps, envelopes, paper and wine, with the world on the edge of World War II.
Charles Bukowski
To describe women, the pen should be dipped in the humid colors of the rainbow, and the paper dried with the dust gathered from the wings of a butterfly.
Denis Diderot
All I have to do is keep my spirit, feelings and conscience like a sheet of blank paper, and let the Spirit and power of God write upon it what He pleases. When He writes, I will read; but if I read before He writes, I am very likely to be wrong
Brigham Young
I had tried painting, mostly to give myself a greater appreciation of the craft and to inform how I looked at paintings. That led to collaging some of the work I had done on paper, and I found myself mixing in found pieces as well.
Matt Gonzalez
My stockbroker asked me something important today: paper or plastic?
Jay Leno
It was basic research in the photoelectric field-in the photoelectric effect that would one day lead to solar panels. It was basic research in physics that would eventually produce the CAT scan. The calculations of today’s GPS satellites are based on the equations that Einstein put to paper more than a century ago.
Barack Obama
Books aren’t lumps of paper, but minds on shelves.
Sheridan Hay
You can’t put much on paper before you betray your secret self, try as you will to keep things civil.
Patricia Hampl
A young woman is dead. I don’t care. You probably don’t care. The police don’t care. The papers don’t care. The punks for the most part don’t care. The only people that care are (I suppose) her parents and (I’m almost certain) the boy accused of murdering her.
Lester Bangs
Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story.
Anthony Holden
Wayne put me right here, that’s who I get the paper wit. I hope that my success never alters our relationship.
If you do have a team where every rider has a huge list of results, that means everybody wants to do the race for themselves. The strongest team in the Tour is not the strongest team on paper.
Tyler Hamilton
I became a millionaire overnight by signing a piece of paper. I made more money in that one second than my entire family did in their lifetime.
Troy Polamalu
A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C’, the idea must be feasible.
Frederick W. Smith
Anybody who has had the pleasure of reading an article about themselves in the press knows that, on the whole, there is a huge amount of inaccuracy, value judgment and the use of a crowbar to insert editorial bias that reflects the current political leaning of that particular paper.
Jo Brand
Then on the other piece of paper, list all the people you know who are taking more than they’re adding. Include people from the past.
Frederick Lenz
I write while I’m walking, on little scraps of paper. If I have a melody going, I can feel it for days.
Juan Felipe Herrera
At this, Constance sat down on a rock and covered her face. She seemed smaller than ever now – so small the harbor breeze might catch her up like a scrap of paper and carry her away, carry her into nowhere.
Trenton Lee Stewart
I am a scientist and I am a physician. So I write papers.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
I don’t write directly on to the computer because I don’t think well facing forward with fingers on a keyboard. I think better looking down holding a pen. And the concentration quotient of pen and paper is higher than when I’m moving words around on screen.
Joshua Ferris
When you look at the piece of paper, and there’s just words on there, you interpret it as the actor to whatever you think is right. There may not be the hidden meaning behind the dialogue, because you don’t really get to see what’s going on.
James Hong
The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news… and it’s not entirely the media’s fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
Peter McWilliams
I’m 85 years old. I’ve been in business since I was a teenager, practically; I was in grade school, and I even had a paper route. I always had a job so I could have money to spend on girls.
Tom Benson
If you tell anything to a woman … it’s like putting it in the papers.
Ivan KlГ­ma
Trust me, Joe. You’re not a cowboy. The only cows you ever saw as a kid came under a plastic wrap in the grocery store or in a paper wrapped from McDonald’s. (Tee)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
This looks a good team on paper, let’s see how it looks on grass.
Nigel Melville
I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, ‘Looks like you’re writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you’ll get more money.’
Demetri Martin
Time kept on and on like the cheapest toilet paper.
Porochista Khakpour
I’ve always tried to be the person who says things no one else wants to say. I’ve always kept it in house, as opposed to going to the papers.
Eli Manning
President Obama’s over in Indonesia when guys like me were at a paper route. President Obama, I don’t know what experience he had at that same age when he was in Indonesia. So I think it’s hard for him to grasp that America entrepreneurial spirit.
Foster Friess
When you look at the New York Times and you pick it up in the morning, at the top of the paper there’s three stories that are anti-Trump. Some of them baseless, some of them silly. And at the bottom you get something about WikiLeaks. Same thing with The Washington Post. Way out of control.
Rudy Giuliani
Through what I have witnessed and documented, with proper interventions you can break those cycles. When I made the first film on this subject, ‘Paper Tigers,’ kids were going off the cliff. But then there was intervention, and they won’t go off the cliff.
James Redford
On occasion I have drawn as a release from painting. The economy in using paper, pencil, charcoal and crayon can help towards a greater gamble and higher rewards. I also find that drawing can generate ideas more rapidly than painting.
William Scott
Welcome to the age of paper money, where governments and central banks can manufacture as much money as they want without limit. Gold was the last limit. Its banishment as a standard unleashed the inflation monster and leviathan itself, which has swelled beyond comprehension.
Llewellyn Rockwell
I’ve been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper.
Leslie Fiedler
All you can do as an artist is do what you think is an extension of you. You put down on paper … who you are. That’s what being an artist is all about. And when it gets done, you don’t look back at it and say, Oh, I could have done that better.
Justin Timberlake
If you’re talking to an architect, he can look at a blank piece of paper, and once the initial design is there, the formula kicks in. Each room should have something unique and different about it – much the same way that in a song, every eight bars or so, a new piece of information should be introduced.
Ryan Tedder
Credentials are like potential energy, the compliments of a name on paper, in documents, word of mouth, but faith is like kinetic energy, the motion and the force that which is witnessed. Hence in the end it is the faith rather than the credentials that really takes you places.
Criss Jami
While I’m acting I’m focused on what I’m trying to say through the character. And when I’m writing, I’m just putting down on paper or on the computer what I have to say.
Meital Dohan
If everything is going well in my life then I start to read the papers more and I start to worry about everything I can’t deal with. They say wisdom is knowing what you can fix and what you can’t change. I’m very unwise.
Josh Hartnett
I didn’t need you, you idiot. I picked you. And then you picked me back.
John Green
I don’t read economic forecasts. I don’t read the funny papers.
Warren Buffett
Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads.
Andy Rooney
I do get the comics online I guess but it’s such a pain. I’d rather just get them in the paper and read them.
Drew Carey
I learned how to draw from being bored in school. I would doodle on the margins of my paper.
Kevin Nealon
I know I am made from this earth, as my mother’s hands were made from this earth, as her dreams came from this earth and all that I know, I know in this earth, the body of the bird, this pen, this paper, these hands, this tongue speaking, all that I know speaks to me through this earth.
Susan Griffin
If someone says something unpleasant, I can’t say it doesn’t smart a bit. It always does. Someone can take a really nasty swipe if they want because it kind of feels powerful for a person to write in a paper and get that thing out there.
Annie Lennox
The way that customers pay businesses is constantly evolving. Instead of paying with paper, like cash and checks, businesses are expected to accept a variety of payment methods ranging from credit cards to digital payments.
John Rampton
The drawing is already partly there – it’s in the paper. And the paper is talking before you do.
Richard Artschwager
I just read about a schoolteacher who got hurt. She was grading papers on a curve!
Milton Berle
We’re all pretty ordinary on paper.
Michael Bergin
It was like when you ripped a piece of paper into two: no matter how you tried, the seams never fit exactly right again.
Sarah Dessen
It would be incorrect to claim that our paper was an endorsement of CO2-induced global warming.
Craig D. Idso
My friend goes through the wedding section of the Sunday paper looking at the brides-to-be and picks out a Dog-of-the-Week. I think that’s cruel toward women. Myself, I look to see who shows the most cleavage.
David Henry
Is the Scientific Paper a Fraud?
Peter Medawar
When you suffer, you can look deeply at your situation and find the many blessings that are already surrounding you. It is wonderful to sit with a pen and paper and write down all the conditions for happiness that are already there, already available to you right in this moment.
Nhat Hanh
Ever since my childhood, I was haunted by the search for perfection. An imperfectly cut paper literally made me ill. I would guillotine it.
Hans Arp
Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on Earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation… but not one peer-reviewed paper published in the last thirty years can refute that statement.
Paul Hawken
I obviously have a knack for getting on paper what a lot of people have thought and didn’t realize they thought. And they say, ‘Hey, yeah!’ And they like that.
Andy Rooney
I hate that not everything ever written is on iBooks. Man, I hate paper.
Penn Jillette
This is no honky-tonk parade. 1Q84 is the real world, where a cut draws real blood, where pain is real pain and fear is real fear. The moon in the sky is no paper moon.
Haruki Murakami
When you start putting pen to paper, you see a side of your personal truth that doesn’t otherwise reveal itself in conversation or thought.
Anthony Kiedis
Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.
Ray Bradbury
What paper planes and empty seats most have in common
is that they are best made by children still learning how to ride things out.
Buddy Wakefield
The world is complex, dynamic, multidimensiona l;
the paper is static, flat. How are we to represent
the rich visual world of experience and
measurement on mere flatland?
Edward Tufte
A primary purpose of the police is to enforce the delusions of those with lots of green paper.
Derrick Jensen
EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time.
Daniel Ellsberg
He nodded and curled over his paper, writing quickly. As his words took form on the white page, she got to watch him…and realized she never wanted him to go. She wanted him here beside her forever.
J.R. Ward
I remember the first article I ever wrote, and I saw my name in the paper, and I already knew I was undocumented, and I was thinking: ‘How can they now say I don’t exist?’
Jose Antonio Vargas
I’d like to see cartoonists measuring their work by higher standards than how many papers their strips are in and how much money they make.
Bill Watterson
I make a good living selling hardback books through paper publishers and I have many friends in the industry who will suffer as it changes, so on a personal level the transition to digital isn’t something I welcome wholeheartedly.
Barry Eisler
I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair.
Erma Bombeck
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
Rod Serling
I was lying in bed on a Saturday morning, reading the paper, when my phone went. The caller was Rangers director, Jack Gillespie, and he offered me the manager’s job at Ibrox. I was flattered but declined with thanks. John Greig was a good friend of mine and I had no intention of being involved in ousting him.
Alex Ferguson
My life has always been chaotic. From the time I got dressed in the back of a deflated, flat-tired, fish-smelling station wagon for Rocky. It’s always been do it yourself, kind of like paper-clip it together.
Sylvester Stallone
Come back when you grow up girl, you’re still living in a paper doll world.
Bobby Vee
The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.
Sandra Day O’Connor
Writing is hard work, and if anything’s true about the process, it’s that fact that a good story is hard to find and even trickier to get on paper. What’s less romantic than staring alone at a blank screen? And edgy? I’ve changed the cat little because I didn’t know what my characters were going to say next.
Adam Johnson
I like to think of Everest as a great mountaineering challenge, and when you’ve got people just streaming up the mountain – well, many of them are just climbing it to get their name in the paper, really.
Edmund Hillary
I read a ton of paper every day. I read the newspapers, I read my intelligence materials, I read all the briefing materials. I read the newspaper in hard copy.
Susan Rice
The Great Inflation of the 1970s destroyed faith in paper assets, because if you held a bond, suddenly the bond was worth much less money than it was before.
Ron Chernow
I’m always jotting things down on pieces of paper. I’ve got pieces of paper all over my house.
Don Henley
In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives.
Terry Brooks
Every month, about 20 tons of paper are wasted in restaurant menus alone, and so, you know, by that rationale, if you just ate your menu that was made from organic, local products, you could eliminate that paper waste.
Homaro Cantu
Daydreaming with pencil and paper is a respectable form of meditation.
John Howe
And I find chopsticks frankly distressing. Am I alone in thinking it odd that a people ingenious enough to invent paper, gunpowder, kites and any number of other useful objects, and who have a noble history extending back 3,000 years haven’t yet worked out that a pair of knitting needles is no way to capture food?
Bill Bryson
I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey. She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn’t care, she wanted her money in a paper bag and don’t mess with me and I’ve been doing some research on that so.
Nia Long
We are in a world of irredeemable paper money – a state of affairs unprecedented in history.
John Exter
People I’ve interviewed say they’re terrified there may be boycotts of their [the Kochs] products, which include so many household items that everybody’s familiar with, things like Stainmaster Carpet and Dixie Cups and Brawny paper towels and Lycra.
Jane Mayer
I try to read all news sources – not just CNN or FOX, but worldwide papers and journals, to get opinions from every end of the spectrum – and then I like to try to find out the cut and dried facts – and go from there.
Eric Stoltz
Food that’s served at the table in a paper parcel always creates a remarkable culinary moment when opened, because the package is full of aromatic steam from the lightly cooked ingredients inside.
Yotam Ottolenghi
The product of paper and printed ink, that we commonly call the book, is one of the great visible mediators between spirit and time, and, reflecting zeitgeist, lasts as long as ore and stone.
Johann Georg Hamann
In my experience most mathematicians are intellectually lazy and especially dislike reading experimental papers. He seemed to have very strong biological intuitions but unfortunately of negative sign.
Francis Crick
I do think that I have been fortunate to make friendships with other scholars, and form reading groups where ideas are exchanged and papers are read. That is a real boon, and it is something I think every scholar or writer can benefit from.
Oliver D. Crisp
My mother used to paper pictures from movie magazines on the wall of her bedroom. When I was born, she looked at those pictures to decide on a name for me. Claudette Colbert’s picture was up there and so was Loretta Young’s. She decided Loretta was the prettiest name, so I was named after her.
Loretta Lynn
Nobody believes in magicians any more, nobody believes that anyone can come along and wave a wand and turn you into a frog. But if you read in the paper that by injecting certain glands scientists can alter your vital tissues and you’ll develop froglike characteristics, well, everybody would believe that.
Agatha Christie
A long white ribbon shot out of the crack in the wall. The ribbon just kept coming, weaving itself into some kind of shape next to Anubis, and my first thought was, My god, he’s got a magic roll of toilet paper.
Rick Riordan
Apollodorus says, “If any one were to take away from the books of Chrysippus all the passages which he quotes from other authors, his paper would be left empty.
Diogenes Laertius
It is not my job to sit down and read peer-reviewed papers because I simply haven’t got the time … I am an interpreter of interpretations.
James Delingpole
After Donald Trump wrote Lindsey Graham’s cellphone number on a piece of paper and showed it to everybody, Graham said he’s getting a new phone. Which explains Lindsey Graham’s latest campaign slogan, ‘New phone, who dis?’
Jimmy Fallon
“You wanna deliver papers in a big city?” an expert with a bent nose told me, “then you gotta shake the trees to find the gorillas to do it…”
Edwin Diamond
You only have to pick up a paper to see the sort of scams and injustices that are out there. There’s a sense that people don’t belong and just aren’t very happy. They’re outraged, in fact, and they’re being shafted left, right and centre.
Sean Bean
No, I got a GED in my 30s. My kids know that I never stop learning, and they know I love reading. I have books overflowing everywhere. I am current on today’s events and I read the paper every day, and we talk about it, so they see that appetite.
Michael J. Fox
Sometimes change came all at once, with a sound like a fire taking hold of dry wood and paper, with a roar that rose around you so you couldn’t hear yourself think. And then, when the roar died down, even when the fires were damped, everything was different.
Anna Quindlen
My mother lives in Moscow, and I would like to visit her. Now she always has to travel to Finland or a Baltic country to meet me. But I have to expect that my papers would be confiscated in Moscow immediately, and that they would harass my family. I can still have more impact in the West with my books and lectures.
Garry Kasparov
In Nature all is common, and no use is base. She keeps no selected elements done up in gilt papers for sensitive people.
Joel Dorman Steele
You couldn’t even write me a paper about the roles you would dream of playing in modern musical theatre.
Elaine Paige
If your values are not used as the constitution of your organization, or if they are compromised, they become just words on paper.
Bill Capodagli
A white wall is the paper of a foole.
George Herbert
There was no way I could write a paper knowing that Andy Warhol and Boy George were partying at Danceteria.
Michael Alig
We were all miners in our family. My father was a miner. My mother is a miner. These are miner’s hands, but we were all artists, I suppose, really. But I was the first one who had the urge to express myself on paper rather than at the coalface.
Alan Bennett
Problems are like toilet paper. You pull on one and ten more come.
Woody Allen
You should do what we do, stack chips like *Hebrews*
Don’t let the melody intrigue you (uh-uh)
Cause I leave you, I’m only here
For that green paper which lead you
When I was eight, my mum found me humming to myself and scribbling on a scrap of paper. When she asked me what I was doing, I got shy. I was writing a Christmas song, and I had never shared my music with anyone before. Reluctantly, I sang it for her… and she loved it. Of course she did – she’s my mum.
Neil Jackson
I do know that throughout history, all paper money has eventually come back to its true value, which is zero.
Robert Kiyosaki
I have now attained the true art of letter-writing, which we are always told, is to express on paper exactly what one would say to the same person by word of mouth.
Jane Austen
A fertilizer bomb that kills hundreds in Oklahoma. Fuel-laden civil jets that kill 4000 in New York. A sanctions policy that kills one and a half million in Iraq. A trade policy that immiserates continents. You can make a bomb out of anything. The ones on paper hurt the most.
Raj Patel
When we sell paper in Asia, we sell them things such as their corrugator rolls as well as paper.
Anthony Pratt
When we unwrap presents, I tend to sit there with a bin liner trying to collect up the wrapping paper and thinking about which pieces I can reuse and which I will recycle.
Jade Jagger
You look so blindingly cute right now, I feel like I need to make a pinhole in a piece of paper just to look at you.
Rainbow Rowell
The idea of creating a national bank I do not concur in, because it seems now decided that Congress has not that power (although I sincerely wish they had it exclusively), and because I think there is already a vast redundancy rather than a scarcity of paper medium.
Thomas Jefferson
I love real books, paper books, but I also love buying online, and I think that people are more willing to take a chance to read something if it’s cheaper – sometimes books on the Kindle are $6. A hardback book is $25. For $25, it better be a really great book. Or you’re going to be mad.
Caroline Leavitt
Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.
Milton Friedman
Just how do I design if not with prototyping? An excellent question. The short answer is ‘on paper.’
Alan Cooper
When I was younger, I just lived my life on paper. I didn’t really live in the real world very much. As a consequence, I couldn’t cope with the real world and real people very well. That in itself became life threatening, so I had to stop drawing so much and learn how to cope with people.
Robert Crumb
If you do not love what you do, if you are not appropriately grateful for the chance to create something magical each time you sit down at the computer or with a pencil and paper in hand, somewhere along the way your writing will betray you.
Terry Brooks
Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art.
Nita Engle
Writing long hand is the last refuge. One needs the time it takes to put pencil to paper and let it run along the ruled line.
Antonio Damasio
When I was nine, I wrote a vow of celibacy on a piece of paper and ate it.
Lena Dunham
Government defines the physical aspects of man by means of The Printed Form, so that for every man in the flesh there is an exactly corresponding man on paper.
Jean Giraudoux
Let me tell you, people go on and on about what a great idea electricity was, but I’m going to put toilet paper right next to the wheel and say those are the best ideas anyone’s ever had. Scoff at it if you will, but try living for two millennia without it and then we’ll talk.
Kevin Hearne
Drawings are only a few lines on paper. Therefore it’s easy to carry around in plastic bags. Drawings are cheaper than paintings. They don’t pretend they’ll last forever.
Marlene Dumas
I had a huge interior world as a kid: I’d sit on endless wet holidays in Cornwall playing with paper dolls.
Abi Morgan
Writing, and especially writing a novel, where you get to sit in a room by yourself with either a pen and a paper or a computer for a couple of years, is a very solitary occupation. You can read sales figures – a hundred thousand books sold, half a million books sold – but they are just numbers.
Neil Gaiman
Professor Lyall, cursing his Alpha for departing so precipitously, balled up the piece of paper and, after minor consideration for the delicacy of the information it contained, ate it.
Gail Carriger
I think if you’ve won one, quit while you’re ahead. I loved doing it, though. If you get an opportunity that great, grab it, as it won’t come along again. Until I read in the papers I did it to ‘rescue my career’.
Tony Blackburn
The governments alone are responsible for the spread of the superstitious awe with which the common man looks upon every bit of paper upon which the treasury or agencies which it controls have printed the magical words legal tender.
Ludwig von Mises
I’m also big on journaling. You can write in the sand or on a watermelon or whatever suits you, but the key is to get it out of your head and out of your heart and down your arms and into something, a keyboard or piece of paper.
Deborah King
I wrote a paper [in school] on [William] Faulkner and no one could tell what the sentences meant.
Elizabeth Crook
I trust my hand. If I go into a space with a roll of paper, I can make a work, some kind of work, and feel pretty satisfied.
Kara Walker
Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, I think, and the fastest. You don’t lose your momentum, and there’s one more important reason I slide headfirst, it gets my picture in the paper.
Pete Rose
In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren’t computer people, and the computer people usually aren’t the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line.
Don Bluth
How can I tell Bob that my happiness streams from having wrenched a piece out of my life, a piece of hurt and beauty, and transformed it to typewritten words on paper? How can he know I am justifying my life, my keen emotions, my feeling, by turning it into print?
Sylvia Plath
A new thing I’ve been doing is just making sure I clear off my desk and try to only touch a piece of paper once, so I get the mail, open it up, deal with it then. My son’s homework, or what I get from his teachers, the same way. That way, it’s not nagging me, things to add to my to-do list.
Adina Porter
I know of no painless process for giving birth to a picture idea. When I must produce, I retire to a quiet room with a supply of cheap paper and sharp pencils; my brain knows it’s going to take a beating.
Norman Rockwell
A city with all the personality of a paper cup. (On Los Angeles)
Raymond Chandler
As a kid, I think I wanted to be the on-set dresser for ‘Charlie’s Angels’. My goals weren’t lofty. No. I just wanted to someday quit my paper round and that was about it.
Ryan Reynolds
I can bend paper clips into the shapes of small animals.
Al Yankovic
If you give up before your goal has been reached, you are a “quitter.” A QUITTER NEVER WINS AND A WINNER NEVER QUITS. Lift this sentence out, write it on a piece of paper in letters an inch high, and place it where you will see it every night before you go to sleep, and every morning before you go to work
Napoleon Hill
Maybe it stems from my newspaper-reporting days, but I took notes the whole time – getting the call, how I felt. As soon as I put pen to paper, it became a story [Hunger Heart], not something happening to me but something I was recording.
Jennifer Weiner
Maybe all the strings inside him broke.
John Green
I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting.
Sheryl Crow
‘Fowl Space’ was a lovechild of boredom. While in class, two of the developers started passing designs back and forth. Somewhere in the middle of all that ink and crumpled paper, a chicken in a space helmet was born and thus we have ‘Fowl Space.’
Rob Manuel
The best critical consideration of the inherent weakness of a federation of states in which the law of the federation has to be enforced on the states who are its members is contained in the Federalist Papers.
Kenneth Waltz
The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you’re not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible piece of company that can go bankrupt.
Jim Rogers
Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself.
Thomas Jefferson
The average family exists only on paper and its average budget is a fiction, invented by statisticians for the convenience of statisticians.
Sylvia Porter
Because these show are live, script pages are being switched during the program and new commercial teases might be yelled in your ear with just enough time to scribble them on scrap paper before reading them.
Randy West
In recording, you’re trying to make something work sonically – getting the right inflection on the right guitar sound – and maybe a part that would be musically great doesn’t sound as cool. On paper, though, it’s all stripped back. The musical idea is the one that wins.
To me, I read good reviews in lots of papers and bad reviews in lots of papers.
Sheila Nevins
He asked, “what makes a man a writer?” “well,” I said, “it’s simple, it’s either you get it down on paper or you jump off a bridge. writers are desperate people and when they stop being desperate they stop being writers.” “are you desperate?” “I don’t know.
Charles Bukowski
So spirit is both the highest “level” in the holarchy, but it’s also the paper on which the entire holarchy is written. It’s the highest rung in the ladder, but it’s also the wood out of which the entire ladder is made.
Ken Wilber
Digital books are still painfully ugly and weirdly irritating to interact with. They look like copies of paper, but they can’t be designed or typeset in the same way as paper, and however splendid the cover images may look on a hi-res screen, they’re still images rather than physical things.
Nick Harkaway
Grandeur . . . consists in form, and not in size: and to the eye of the philosopher, the curve drawn on a paper two inches long, is just as magnificent, just as symbolic of divine mysteries and melodies, as when embodied in the span of some cathedral roof.
Charles Kingsley
Mathematics is the cheapest science. Unlike physics or chemistry, it does not require any expensive equipment. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and paper.
George Polya
Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper.
Jean Vanier
Since 1937, about half the forests in the world have been cut down to make paper. If hemp had not been outlawed, most would still be standing, oxygenating the planet.
Alan Bock
I still read the British papers, but I’ve never been a Royalist, ever. It’s funny, there always seems to be much more of a fascination with the Royal Family over here then there does in England.
Paul Bettany
I live with three boys, and I can’t tell you how hard it is to get your hands on toilet paper. They steal it.
Margot Robbie
I created a human being from paper and I put it on the screen, a unique individual. I wish every performance, every IMDB credit, I would do it over, because I would do it better, because I would do it less. If that makes any sense.
Jay Mohr
This is something I learned when I was working at a newspaper: when you put something on paper, whether it’s words or pictures, and it’s staring back at the reader, they are now alone in the room with them for as long as it takes them to turn the page. Whereas on television, the images fly by.
Brian Michael Bendis
This policeman came up to me with a pencil and a piece of very thin paper. He said, “I want you to trace someone for me.”
Tim Vine
When I was in Sri Lanka with the [Tamil] Tigers, there were editorials in the paper saying that soldiers really had to stop raping Tamil women at checkpoints because they were just creating more operatives. The [Tigers] were cognizant of this and exploited it: “Don’t be a victim, join the movement.
Mia Bloom
I really can’t be bothered going to a barber. And shaving every morning, that’s nightmarish. I spent my teenage years covered in tiny little bits of toilet paper.
Alan Moore
Oh, well, faint heart never won so much as a scrap of paper
Dorothy L. Sayers
My children were all made from paper and printer’s ink.
Cornelia Funke
The division between art and deviousness and crime is sometimes as thin as a cigarette paper.
Robertson Davies
Somebody finally has to get out an ad, often after hours. Somebody has to stare at a blank piece of paper. Probably nothing was ever more bleak. This is probably the very height of lonesomeness. He is one person and he is alone
Fairfax M. Cone
I wrote my first song when I was nine, and it was called ‘Notice Me’. My Mom still has the piece of paper around somewhere, but I can’t even imagine how terrible it is.
Kacey Musgraves
I guess my favorite Web site would be I used to read that paper all the time in New York, and it still cracks me up. It’s actually my homepage on my computer.
Reid Scott
If you chance to live and move and have your being in that thin stratum in which the events that make the news transpire,–thinnerthan the paper on which it is printed,–then these things will fill the world for you; but if you soar above or dive below that plane, you cannot remember nor be reminded of them.
Henry David Thoreau
The four walls of paper are like a prison because every idea wants to spring out in all directions – everything is connected with everything else, sometimes more than others.
Ted Nelson
The Federal Reserve Act as it stands seems to me to open the way to a vast inflation of the currency. I do not like to think that any law can be passed that will make it possible to submerge the gold standard in a flood of irredeemable paper currency.
Henry Cabot Lodge
When you finally find the courage to admit you have a problem, that’s when you have some power over it. That’s the first step. Otherwise you’re just withering away, you’re like a burning piece of paper getting smaller and smaller.
Ryan Montgomery
Writing the perfect paper is a lot like a military operation. It takes discipline, foresight, research, strategy, and, if done right, ends in total victory.
Ryan Holiday
Money could never have originated as paper.
James Cook
Like everything, what compels one to put pen to paper is a great question.
Todd Solondz
Anybody who has had the pleasure of reading an article about themselves in the press, knows that on the whole, there is a huge amount of inaccuracy, value judgment and the use of a crowbar to insert editorial bias that reflects the current political leaning of that particular paper.
Jo Brand
The art of not playing in tempo–one has to learn it. And the art of not playing what is written on the printed paper.
Pablo Casals
The air smelled of paper and dust and years.
George R. R. Martin
True luxury is being able to own your time – to be able to take a walk, sit on your porch, read the paper, not take the call, not be compelled by obligation.
Ashton Kutcher
I think that, you know, looking at all the systems that I’ve been studying over the last several years, that paper ballots with a precinct optical scan counters and random audits is the best system that we can have.
Avi Rubin
Sometimes plans don’t translate smoothly from paper to real life.
Eoin Colfer
You almost hold up your piece of paper and say, ‘The girl I like just gave me a treasure map to herself.’ But you don’t. You just don’t.
Laini Taylor
Stock dealers and banking companies, by the aid of a paper system, are enriching themselves to the ruin of our country, and swaying the government by their possession of the printing presses, which their wealth commands and by any other means, not always honorable to the character of our countrymen.
Thomas Jefferson
Millions of people are married. I’ve never picked up a paper and seen a headline that says, “Man Gets Married!”
Larry David
Set your goals to paper and you are halfway there!
Don Ward
I’m an inveterate note taker – I scribble all these things down on pieces of paper. I wanted to create some way of organizing all of them.
Mitch Kapor
He isn’t stupid, but his interests are so narrow I doubt I could slip a sheet of paper in between them
Mercedes Lackey
We . . . declared our independence 200 years ago, and we are not about to lose it now to paper shufflers and computers.
Gerald R. Ford
I don’t read the papers, I don’t gamble, I don’t even know what day it is.
Steve McClaren
They [the US] get our oil and give us a worthless piece of paper.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
There is the first satisfaction of arranging it on a bit of paper; after many, many false tries, false moves, finally you have the sentence you recognize as the one you are looking for.
Vladimir Nabokov
Since I moved six or seven times the first year I was in New York, I had to be able to roll up the work, and paper would just get destroyed. Once I looked at what I’d done, I realized I had made a painting, sort of by default.
David Salle
Paper is more patient than man.
Anne Frank
If I read in a paper that somebody has said something about me, I’m going to take it with a pinch of salt; I really am!
The best ideas in the world will accomplish nothing if you leave them on paper. Talk about them. Debate, discuss, argue. Put them into action. Then you can change the world.
Kevin Stirtz
‘Ghost City’ began as a idea. I felt that I hadn’t read or heard a great deal about the sort of life that I thought I had, and I just thought that it would be interesting to sit down and see if I could put it down onto paper.
Ronald Frame
Our child will not be raised in tissue paper! We don’t even want her to hear the word princess.
Juliana of the Netherlands
Most of the papers which are submitted to the Physical Review are rejected, not because it is impossible to understand them, but because it is possible. Those which are impossible to understand are usually published.
Freeman Dyson
Albert Camus’s ‘La Peste’ – ‘The Plague’ – had an enormous impact on me when I read it in high school French class, and I chose my senior yearbook quote from it. In college, I wrote a philosophy class paper on Camus and Sartre, and again chose my yearbook quote from ‘La Peste.’
Drew Gilpin Faust
I also remember the second band I was in ever. We were called Hybrid. We got a show at this local street fair, and we were playing on the back of a flatbed truck. There was an ad in the paper, and it said that ‘Hybird’ is playing. I was so mad.
Frank Iero
Actually, I never tell for whom my songs are written. It’s a kind of superstition! I started writing songs for not having the courage to say certain things in people’s faces and started to put these feelings on paper… Over the years, became a mania and then I never talk about for whom they are made.
Enrique Iglesias
I think a lot about something: Abe Rosenthal was once asked what he wanted on his headstone, and he said he wanted it just to say, ‘He kept the paper straight.’ And I think about that a lot.
Jill Abramson
An author never has a vacation. He’s a walking sponge, sopping up impressions till he’s saturated, then going to his desk and squeezing them out on paper.
Ben Ames Williams
I write thank-you notes the minute I throw the wrapping paper away.
Sarah Dessen
The writer doesn’t need economic freedom. All he needs is a pencil and some paper.
William Faulkner
Journalism consists in buying white paper at two cents a pound and selling it at ten cents a pound.
Charles A. Dana
It’s not a deliberate thing. It’s not like I was rejecting the UK, which is what the papers said. It’s just that when you spend a lot of time in your formative years around an accent, you’re going to pick it up. I had been living in LA for a bit and that’s what happened.
Joss Stone
About as genuine as tea made from a bit of paper which once lay in a drawer beside another piece of paper which had been used to wrap up a few tea leaves from which tea had already been made three times.
Soren Kierkegaard
I’m not ashamed of any of my papers at all and I’m rather sick of snobs that tell us that they’re bad papers, snobs who only read papers that no one else wants. I doubt if they read many papers at all.
Rupert Murdoch
Libraries have a PR problem – or at least that’s what they call it when no one under the age of 40 walks through the door. To bring in a younger crowd, the paper pushers have turned to tech to bring in the public. DVDs, CDs and, yes, even videogames are hitting the shelves of your local library.
Rob Manuel
My thing has always been, sit down with me for an hour and base your judgments off that. That’s all I ask. Don’t go by what you read in the paper or hear in the streets.
Corey Dillon
We see only the script and not the paper on which the script is written. The paper is there, whether the script is on it or not. To those who look upon the script as real, you have to say that it is unreal – an illusion – since it rests upon the paper. The wise person looks upon both paper and script as one.
Ramana Maharshi
If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper.
Eric Temple Bell
I got a little bit lost in the writing process: like, that moment in the ‘Fight Song’ music video where I’m throwing the crumpled paper on the bed, that was really true life. I was filling journals with different possibilities of lyrics for the first verse. And none of them felt right.
Rachel Platten
The title which I most covet is that of teacher. The writing of a research paper and the teaching of freshman calculus, and everything in between, falls under this rubric. Happy is the person who comes to understand something and then gets to explain it.
Marshall A. Cohen
Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality and longest lasting paper ever made. It can be torn when wet, but returns to its full strength when dry.
Jack Herer
I’ve done so many interviews over the years in so many different languages. Radios. Papers. Magazines. There’s always another interview to do. It’s quite something, I have to say.
Roger Federer
do not engage in any paper wars. You will convince nobody and arrive at no satisfaction yourself.
Florence Nightingale
I need sometimes to hang back in the shadows with my pen and paper, and then other times, I need to take center stage in my own creations. The trick is to know when to hang back, and when to step forward. It’s a perpetual ongoing balance.
Allison Joseph
I never read comics growing up. I didn’t have money and I don’t like to touch paper.
John McLaughlin
I created DonorsChoose by putting pencil to paper – literally – and sketching out each screen of the web site and how it would work. Then I paid a programmer from Poland $1,500 to turn my sketches and common-sense rules into a functioning website.
Charles Best
The process is always the same. I get an inspiration for a new song, I put it down on paper immediately so I won’t lose it. When I am ready to go to the studio with it, I play it a few times on the piano and edit, add, and type the lyrics and take it to the studio. Sometimes I don’t have anything on paper.
Yoko Ono
I like to figure out what the production opportunities are for the things I’m interested in before I put pen to paper.
Rob Urbinati
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them.
Thomas Jefferson
I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper.
James Robertson
A paper town for a paper girl.
John Green
He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was – I wouldn’t say the “guru” – but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement.
Shimon Peres
Art class was like a religious ceremony to me. I would wash my hands carefully before touching paper or pencils. The instruments of work were sacred objects to me.
Joan Miro
Let but the public mind become once thoroughly corrupt, and all attempts to secure property, liberty or life, by mere force of laws written on parchment, will be as vain as to put up printed notices in an orchard to keep off the canker-worms.
Horace Mann
Begin my studies with the paper and this pencil and i’m working through the grammar of my fears.
Emily Saliers
There is joy in feeling the bristles of a quality brush, seeing the richness and lush color of truly good pigment flowing onto the paper or canvas. The cheap stuff just makes for harder work and lesser results.
Gene Black
They heard the click of the mail slot and flop of letters on the doormat. “Get the mail, Dudley,” said Uncle Vernon from behind his paper. “Make Harry get it.” “Get the mail, Harry.” “Make Dudley get it.” “Poke him with your Smelting stick, Dudley.
J. K. Rowling
We [musicians] are comfortable in front of the camera doing music videos, and it’s almost a form of acting when we’re doing music videos. We’re acting out our own thoughts and what we’ve written down on paper.
Numbers have life; they’re not just symbols on paper.
Shakuntala Devi
…even though I was getting better education at home than any of the kids in Toyah, I’d need to go to finishing school when I was thirteen, both to acquire social graces and to earn a diploma. Because in this world, Dad said, it’s not enough to have a fine education. You need a piece of paper to prove you go it.
Jeannette Walls
Marriage is just a relationship to me. In my experience, when you’ve been in a relationship for as long as I’ve been in one, there’s no real difference. It’s just a piece of paper that validates what was already real.
J. Cole
In history, she wasn’t there while we reenacted the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Mr. Lee tried to make me argue the Pro-Slavery side, most likely as punishment for some future liberally minded paper I was bound to write.
Kami Garcia
My aunt got me interested in journalism – she found an old typewriter, had it worked over, put it on the dining room table, gave me a stack of paper and said, ‘Play like you’re a writer.’
Dan Jenkins
As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move…similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle.
Honore de Balzac
Here’s the thing – you can’t be careful about what you pick because what looks like on paper is going to be a great script has often turned out to be a disaster, so there’s no way to know what’s going to work or to pick the right thing.
Halle Berry
A writer is obviously at his most natural and relaxed when he writes in the first person. Writing is a personal transaction between two people, conducted on paper, and the transaction will go well to the extent that it retains its humanity.
William Zinsser
It had never once occurred to me that the paper I wanted to work for would not want me. Certainly I never expected to be rejected solely because I was a girl!
Kathryn Tucker Windham
If you gave me the choice of being CEO of General Electric or IBM or General Motors, you name it, or delivering papers, I would deliver papers. I would. I enjoyed doing that. I can think about what I want to think. I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do.
Warren Buffett
If you had a Ministry box set under your Christmas tree, wrapped in paper, ‘From Beer to Eternity’ is the bow that goes around the present, you know what I mean?
Al Jourgensen
If people want to criticize me because it sells papers, that’s fine. I just don’t like it when it’s inaccurate.
Eli Broad
It’s hard to get everybody to recycle paper and plastic, let alone.
Richard Karn
Tailor gang they rolling up those paper planes.
Wiz Khalifa
I approached writing a story for the CBC Literary Awards as a mercenary venture – $5,000 for one story, not bad. Now, how do you win it? Jurors are wading through skyscrapers of paper, looking for one story that stands out.
Michael Winter
If writing is language and language is desire and longing and suffering . . . then why when we write, when we make shapes on paper, why then does it so often look like the traditional, straight models, why does our longing look for example like John Updike’s longing?
Carole Maso
Every new routine I have ever written and performed probably occurred extemporaneously. Then after you have fleshed it out and tried it out in front of a number of audiences and it works, you put it down on paper.
Bob Newhart
When you – when you – and this is still going on today – are making your money by pushing paper around, when you should be making your money by investing venture capital in various job-creating things, that makes it much harder to recover.
Howard Dean
A bee rose up from a sun-filled paper cup, off to make slum honey from some diet root beer it had found inside.
Nicholson Baker
Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one thousand percent!
Brian Tracy
Putting down on paper what you have to say is an important part of writing, but the words and ideas have to be shaped and cleaned, cleaned as severely as a dog cleans a bone, cleaned until there’s not a shred of anything superfluous.
Maya Angelou
This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it
John Dalton
I must admit that outside the university, it is difficult to be a pure mathematician. No one in my family understands what I do. My neighbors wonder why I spend all my time in my study scribbling with pencil on a yellow pad of paper instead of going outside to mow the lawn.
Isadore Singer
There is no such thing as a paper loss. A paper loss is a very real loss.
Jim Rogers
The paper tiger hero, James Bond, offering the whites a triumphant image of themselves, is saying what many whites want desperately to hear reaffirmed: I am still the White Man, lord of the land, licensed to kill, and the world is still an empire at my feet.
Eldridge Cleaver
I set down a beautiful chord on paper—and suddenly it rusts.
Alfred Schnittke
All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm.
John Green
The brown paper bag is the only thing civilized man has produced that does not seem out of place in nature.
Tom Robbins
I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer.
Jenny Agutter
Human justice is very prolix, and yet at times quite mediocre; divine justice is more concise and needs no information from the prosecution, no legal papers, no interrogation of witnesses, but makes the guilty one his own informer and helps him with eternity’s memory.
Soren Kierkegaard
We don’t need to update the paper through the night, so we don’t need so many people working anti-social hours producing a newspaper for real-time news. That’s the equivalent of the steam age.
Lionel Barber
I like to focus on the varieties of paper, the different sizes and watermarks, evidence perhaps of what was typed when and sometimes where and by whom.
Oliver Harris
People sort of take it for granted, but the more you see of the media world the more you appreciate a paper like the Times where its family continues to invest in editorial quality and I think it’s the truly is the best paper in the world.
David Talbot
I wouldn’t say pop stars hit on me – that’s just stuff the papers make up.
Cat Deeley
The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls – the
worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.
Henry David Thoreau
Paper money has had the effect in your State that it ever will have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open a door to every species of fraud and injustice.
George Washington
The body’s pain is so paper-thin and insignificant compared to that of the mind.
Peter HГёeg
Paper Moon didn’t bring me love.
Tatum O’Neal
I was always obsessed with being famous. I had Marilyn Monroe paper dolls as a child, and I was always obsessed with her. I’ve just been really driven in that direction, and none of my friends were. So, I don’t know what put that bug in me at a young age.
Holly Madison
Learning lines is on my mind until I do know them. I’ll read the paper or paint the house to keep from starting to memorize. I’ve never found an easy way.
Paul Lynde
Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret… to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.
Leo Burnett
Unsuccessful people get up whenever they feel like it and the first thing they do is watch television, read the paper, or check email. The rest of the day is pretty much 50% below maximum performance.
Brian Tracy
Voting is merely a labor-saving device for ascertaining on which side force lies and bowing to the inevitable… It is neither more nor less than a paper representative of the bayonet, the bully, and the bullet.
Benjamin Tucker
The government paid the family of Richard Nixon $18 million for papers, tape recordings and other materials seized after Watergate.
Dexter Scott King
The government’s view is that the best time to announce bad news, news that it doesn’t want the public to dwell on is late on a Friday, when it will wind up in the Saturday papers, which if you were readers, then the week day editions. A holiday weekend is even better.
Bob Schieffer
I was always fascinated by the fact that you could take paper and ink and create worlds, images, characters. It seemed like magic.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I’m not a Wall Street expert, but I can read the papers.
Mickey Kaus
But I had never drawn on a tablet before. I’ve been doing pencil and paper and film for almost 20 years. I wanted to try something different. I wanted to teach myself some digital stuff in advance of a bigger feature project that’s coming up, and I took to it really quickly.
Don Hertzfeldt
What we take to be our strongest tower of delight, only stands at the caprice of the minutest event the falling of a leaf, the hearing of a voice, or the receipt of one little bit of paper scratched over with a few small characters by a sharpened feather.
Herman Melville
Never confide your secrets to paper; it is like throwing a stone in the air; and if you know who throws the stone, you do not know where it may fall.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
I felt my father’s presence with me, helping me to commit to paper the feelings I had. I really heard my father speaking to me from the other dimension
Michael Landon
Paper knowledge, paper evaluations, paper degrees all too papery and all too theoretical; it has very little that prepares us for real life in the real world.
Sonam Wangchuk
For me, the difference between a musician reading an arrangement on a piece of paper, and them closing their eyes and listening to what’s happening around them and responding to it, is huge.
Jose James
For the average person, taken to their sick bed, it takes a serious bout of pneumonia or a full body cast to completely forget the life they had prior to falling off the rollercoaster. I, however, will do this over a paper cut on my thumb, obsessing of said cut and being generally consumed by it.
Sloane Crosley
I think if you have the compulsion to write, you’re not going to feel whole until you start putting words on paper.
Lee Kelly
I’m starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It’s so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.
John Green
I cry all the time. It’s more like when didn’t you cry. My friends are like, ‘Oh God, she’s sobbing again.’ I cry if I’m happy, sad, normal… What really gets me is when I read a sad story about a child in the paper, especially at the moment with my hormones raging.
Sara Cox
By means of tracing-paper I transfer my design to the wood and draw on that.
John Tenniel
Yeah? For what paper?
Yogi Berra
I didn’t write my speech until the night before, and even then I refused to write it out like I would say it, preferring to keep cribbed notes I could come back to if necessary. I wanted this to feel like a conversation because it was what I wanted to say that mattered, not how it looked on paper.
Corey Taylor
I always felt that nobody was going to understand me, going to understand what I felt about things. I guess that’s why I started writing. At least on paper I could put down what I thought.
Truman Capote
People’s – most people’s job is talking about the future or like money not even in the present tense. It’s not even paper.
Colin Quinn
You learned in school that you have pencils and paper only because the trees gave themselves in unconditional sacrifice.
Edwidge Danticat
Most of the time our events aren’t in the papers and they’re not televised, so people don’t know when we’re competing.
Sanya Richards-Ross
To give money to a sufferer is only a come-off. It is only a postponement of the real payment, a bribe paid for silence, a creditsystem in which a paper promise to pay answers for the time instead of liquidation. We owe to man higher succors than food and fire. We owe to man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where I thrive is with my hands on the keyboard or my pen on the paper. One of the things I get to do is I get to rewrite. I rewrite, and I work hard on my scripts. You can rewrite until you’re ‘perfect,’ and that’s something that’s safe for me.
Mara Brock Akil
Future generations are going to look at the way we make toilet paper as one of the greatest excesses of our age. Making toilet paper from virgin wood is a lot worse than driving Hummers in terms of global warming pollution.
Allen Hershkowitz
The paperless office is possible, but not by imitating paper. Note that the horseless carriage did not work by imitating horses.
Ted Nelson
The paper landed on the table, but the news was stapled to his chest. A tattoo.
Markus Zusak
See all these buildings, Russell? All these buildings were once a drawing on a piece of paper, and before that they were an idea in someone’s head. Any idea that you have, you can make manifest.
Russell Brand
Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero.
If you make people laugh or cry about little black marks on sheets of white paper, what is that but a practical joke? All the great story lines are great practical jokes that people fall for over and over again.
Kurt Vonnegut
I suppose you know where this country would be, where the world would be, if everyone who got depressed by the papers stopped reading them.
Sue Kaufman
I find you have to come as litmus paper and be available to whatever way you can be.
Jean Houston
We didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn’t come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn’t do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell.
Barack Obama
A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
Sidney Sheldon
I really can’t help what someone thinks of me because they are reading a paper and choosing to believe it.
Shenae Grimes
A breeze blows up, touching my cheek like a little child’s kiss. It flutters a piece of paper. “Trash, out there? Must belong to one of us.” We move closer, and when I reached for it, I find…… a perfect paper airplane.
Ellen Hopkins
On paper I would be a rather bold individual in our culture.
Wade Davis
I don’t feel I write fast. I write in longhand and do so much revision. On the page, it’s so old-fashioned. I could write a whole novel on scrap paper, scribbles and things. I keep looking at it and something develops. For me, using a word processor would mean staring at a screen for too many hours.
Joyce Carol Oates
It’s a thin line between paper and hate,
Friends and snakes, nine millis and thirty-eights,
Hell or the pearly gates…I was destined to come,
Predicted, blame God, He blew breath in my lungs.
I actually failed my first license test. I got an automatic fail. I guess I had been doing well but she had to pull the emergency brake so obviously there was a problem. I remember them handing me my fail paper and me just bursting into tears.
Jane Levy
Sometimes, the best songs are the ones you write without any pen and paper or audio recording device or guitar in your hands. Because there’s nothing between you and the melody; it’s just a great lyric.
Jon Foreman
It shouldn’t be a Higgs field. If it’s anybody’s, it should be Goldstone field, I think. When Nambu wrote his short paper in 1960, Jeffrey Goldstone of Cambridge University, who was visiting Cern, heard about it. He then wrote a paper which was conceptually similar to what Nambu had done, but a simpler model.
Peter Higgs
I feel much safer faced with a blank sheet of paper than I do with a real person.
Selima Hill
Drawing is a kind of hypnotism: one looks in such a way at the model, that he comes and takes a seat on the paper.
Pablo Picasso
The constitution of England is not a paper constitution. It is an aggregate of institutions, many of them founded merely upon prescription, some of them fortified by muniments, but all of them the fruit and experience of an ancient and illustrious people.
Benjamin Disraeli
I’ve loved vampires for a very long time. In eighth grade, I guess, my research paper was on vampires.
Holly Black
Our civilization depends largely on paper.
Pliny the Elder
Remember technology does not make good work. You can still write a poem on a brown paper bag, and haiku is just as profound as the pyramids.
James Turrell
A scientist who writes for a grant has to write subpar papers – so that the grant giver will understand what the paper is about.
Janusz Korwin-Mikke
I liked climbing trees and could often be found up one reading a book. I played games with Dad and drew maps for him on isometric paper. It was very bonding.
Rhianna Pratchett
The Convention probably foresaw what it has been a principal aim of these papers to inculcate that the danger which most threatens our political welfare is, that the state governments will finally sap the foundations of the Union.
Alexander Hamilton
Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter has filed papers to run for president. But in his official filing, he misspelled the word ‘president.’ Political experts say it’s all part of Hunter’s plan to attract Bush supporters.
Conan O’Brien
I’ve always loved 3D. In fact, as a kid, I was exposed to 3D at an early age because my grandfather was a specialist of 3D in cinematheques. And then my cousin put it in ‘Science of Sleep’ with toilet paper tube cities. But he was a specialist and I always wanted to do something in 3D.
Michel Gondry
If your friend wishes to read your ‘Plutarch’s Lives,’ ‘Shakespeare,’ or ‘The Federalist Papers,’ tell him gently but firmly, to buy a copy. You will lend him your car or your coat – but your books are as much a part of you as your head or your heart.
Mortimer Adler
I always have pen and paper with me.
Miller Williams
Of course newspaper sportswriting is mostly terrible – and of course it is usually the best writing in the paper.
Donald Hall
My vocation to preach on paper.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
One person can take papers, photograph them without getting excited, return them, and give them away without any scruples; while someone else has to overcome an enormous obstacle.
Markus Wolf
Still blows my mind that toilet paper isn’t free.
Kristen Schaal
My writing method is to sit in a very small hut absolutely alone. I write in total solitude. And I write on paper, on hand, and then it gets typed. Normal for me.
Sally Potter
I’ve never been a very prolific person, so when creativity flows, it flows. I find myself scribbling on little notepads and pieces of loose paper, which results in a very small portion of my writings to ever show up in true form.
Kurt Cobain
The two most important documents affecting the destiny of America are the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Both these immortal papers relate primarily to the freedom of the individual.
David O. McKay
And that’s what got me to the piano, that’s what got me up in the morning: a blank piece of paper and a hope to have something by the end of the day.
Lesley Gore
I think the media makes it tough to play in New York. There are so many papers and TV channels covering the Knicks and the expectations for the Knicks are so high.
John Starks
The hatchet must fall on the block; the oak must be cleft to the centre. The weight of the world is on my shoulders. Here is the pen and the paper; on the letters in the wire basket I sign my name, I, I, and again I.
Virginia Woolf
She loved mysteries so much that she became one.
John Green
In the mirror of your paper you will discover your identity as an artist.
Rex Brandt
I talk to the friends in my head on paper.
Lisa M
There is nothing that exists that has only one side. Even a piece of paper, thin as it is, has two sides.
Terry Goodkind
I don’t have a lot of paper in my immediate work environment, except when I’m doing things like checking the godforsaken proofs.
Jonathan Lethem
I’ll never forget that little apple box I stood on because I couldn’t reach the microphone. My name was written on it and it’s sitting at Diana Ross’s house now. She has all my little doodling papers I would draw and write.
Michael Jackson
Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges… which are employed altogether for their benefit.
Andrew Jackson
Training errors are recorded on paper. Tactical errors are etched in stone.
Erwin Rommel
The way my brain processes information is quite odd. I mean, I have Attention Deficit Disorder and another learning disability I can’t even spell. I don’t even have a high school diploma. I’m smart, but you can’t prove it on paper.
Ron White
I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.
John Green
At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper-no amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of the point.
Winston Churchill
Every time you open the paper now, there seems to be another celebrity getting arrest for masturbation. First, it was Peewee Herman and then George Michael. If masturbation’s a crime, I should be on death row.
Gilbert Gottfried
Do you have to make me feel like there’s nothing left of me? You can take everything I have, you can break everything I am, like I am made of glass, like I am made of paper.Go on and try to tear me down I will be rising from the ground like a Skyscraper.
Demi Lovato
One Christmas, Dennis Dermody, the movie critic of ‘Paper,’ gave me ‘Rock Hudson: A Gathering of Friends,’ the master invitation list from Rock Hudson’s memorial service. It’s so great. Everyone’s in it, with personal addresses all bound into a book. Someone else once gave me Ike Turner’s will. I get great stuff.
John Waters
There was one occasion when I was very young – eight years or seven years old – that Jewish businessmen went through the forest, and they were assassinated. And that was for the first time I saw in our paper where there were assassinations in our place.
Shimon Peres
In doing everything, from coming up with the ideas and putting them on paper till doing the final edits, you are always thinking the next three steps, you’re always thinking what next, what next, what next?
Andrew McCarthy
I don’t want to sound like Catherine Cookson but I’ve worked since I was eight, with a paper round and in a fruit and veg shop. Taking a pay cut won’t demotivate me, not at all. It’s not about money in the first place. It’s about the job.
Paul O’Grady
I use charcoal a lot. Partly because it has such a fantastic range but also because it is very easy to erase. For me, drawing is a lot to do with taking out, with returning to the white of the paper.
John Berger
When Bach died some of his children sold his scores to the butcher they had decided the paper was more useful for wrapping meat. In a small village in Germany a father brought home a limp goose wrapped in paper that was covered with strange and beautiful symbols.
Simon Van Booy
Saudi Arabia was, until just a few years ago, probably one of the most safe countries on earth. And now the paper is daily full of activities and shootouts between Islamists who supported Osama bin Laden and the government there.
Michael Scheuer
There’s a level at which words are spirit and paper is skin. That’s the fascination of archives. There’s still a bodily trace.
Susan Howe
I’ve always felt that the cool thing about being a writer is that all you need is paper to do the job.
Dwayne McDuffie
Even after I got my divorce, the ink wasn’t even dry on the paper, and I said, ‘Ooh, the next time I become a wife, I got this thing down pat!’ I always believed that there was someone built for me.
Niecy Nash
It is not worth the paper it is written on unless it is backed by the kind of force that will make the other side consider the penalties too heavy to break the agreement.
Yitzhak Rabin
It’s a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It’s not the truth I’m here to say. You know, don’t judge a person, do not pass judgement, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don’t care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie.
Michael Jackson
What I’ve come to find out is it doesn’t matter if you’re selling a $10,000 gown or toilet paper: The everyday sort of humdrum of customer service and retail is the same.
Nico Santos
We need a daily paper edited and composed according to woman’s own thoughts, and not as woman thinks a man wants her to think and write.
Susan B. Anthony
I write on the typewriter. I like it because I like the feeling of making something with my hands. I like pressing the key and a letter comes up and is printed on a piece of paper. I can understand that.
David McCullough
My gut feeling is that paper and ink are going to be with us for a long time yet, and in substantial quantities, though certainly books are now going to be available in other forms.
Fred Saberhagen
If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper? ?To be? is to inter-be. We cannot just be by ourselves alone. We have to inter-be with every other thing. This sheet of paper is, because everything else is.
Nhat Hanh
Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think.
Albert Einstein
To sit at one’s table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a Squeezer pen – that is true happiness.
Winston Churchill
You don’t realize how hard it is to live on your own. But there’s no mom to do your laundry, and make you dinner and to do things for you, and you don’t think about little things like buying paper towels and salt.
Emma Roberts
I animated everything traditionally, on paper. I love how the texture of paper looks (it also matches textures of papier-mГўchГ©) and I love the tactile process.
Signe Baumane
There are, first of all, two kinds of authors: those who write for the subject’s sake, and those who write for writing’s sake. … The truth is that when an author begins to write for the sake of covering paper, he is cheating the reader; because he writes under the pretext that he has something to say.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Child molestation is a touchy subject… Read the papers! Half the country’s doing it!
Woody Allen
It’s also time to hold Donald Trump accountable to what he governed on. I thought the next morning after the election, there was a little squib in the paper, 2,000 workers are going to be laid off in Lordstown, Ohio and Lansing, Michigan.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me, threatening the life it belongs to.
Anna Nalick
Even now, Dickon was upstairs, writing sonnets to his new love, while back at Seadown House, Marianne was writing ‘Ella’ on scraps of paper and then burning them.
Jessica Day George
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.
John Green
I know who I am. I just sit back and gather my paper.
Da Brat
I’d learned some things. I knew you weren’t supposed to hold a good wine at the top – the paper bag falls off.
Pat Paulsen
I knew my affection for the Philippines was equally as telling: a democracy on paper, apparently well ordered, regularly subverted by irrational chaos. A place where I’d felt instantly at home.
Alex Garland
There was no glam squad, whatsoever. There were no dressing rooms. There were no bathrooms. Let’s start at our base level. We didn’t have toilet paper. We went to the woods to use the bathroom.
Katie Aselton
Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans – the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes. A featherweight portable museum.
Susan Sontag
Once in a very long time you come across a book that is far, far more than the ink, the glue and the paper, a book that seeps into your blood.
Tahir Shah
I don’t know if you know it, J.B., but you’re the sort of fellow who causes hundreds to fall under suspicion when he’s found stabbed in his library with a paper-knife of Oriental design.
P. G. Wodehouse
She’s sensitive, too. Takes to hurt the way water takes to paper.
Junot Diaz
Words? I tell you not to write me letters; I command you. Is it not enough to want you so in vain, but you send me what evokes you here before me — this paper, all along whose lines your hand has lain?
Anne Reeve Aldrich
I kind of got more interested in writing after I turned in my last college essay and nobody was going to tell me what kind of academic papers to write anymore. I could write whatever I wanted, and I realized that I actually liked it when I could choose what I would write.
Dan Millman
Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
Earl Nightingale
I have a tendency, more than most other physicists, to try to figure out everything all at once, before I publish. And even to try to figure out everything in my head, without pencil and paper.
Edward Witten
The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest, but allows political candidates to lie without reproach. What’s wrong with this picture?
Jef I. Richards
Actually, when I saw it in USA Today, I just, Candace Parker was, we were warming up in practice and she was underneath the basket shooting and I just said, ‘Hey Candace! I enjoyed what I read in the paper today about your decision [to stay].’ She just started laughing and I did too. So I haven’t discussed it with her.
Pat Summitt
This metropolitan world, then, is a world where flesh and blood is less real than paper and ink and celluloid.
Lewis Mumford
I know there’s a lot of competition in the world of magazines and newspapers and we have to make headlines and be sensational and sell, and saying bad things about me is going to sell more papers than writing good things about me.
Madonna Ciccone
Why did I become a writer? Because I grew up in New York City, and there were seven newspapers in New York City, and my family was an inveterate reader of newspapers and I loved holding a paper in my hand. It was something sacred.
H. G. Bissinger
My only experience with dances was what I had seen on TV, but it really wasn’t that far off. The theme appeared to be “Crepe Paper in the Gymnasium,” and they had mastered it perfectly.
Amanda Hocking
Cast your whole vote, not a piece of paper merely, but your whole influence. A minority is powerless when it conforms to a majority; but is irresistable when it clogs by its whole weight. If the alternative is to keep all just men in prison, or give up war and slavery, the State will not hesitate which to choose.
Henry David Thoreau
Touch was important. The evening of the Third of July we would go around the neighborhood and look at the fireworks others had bought, taking them out of the brown paper sack and handling them cautiously as if they were precious stones. There was envy when we saw sacks with more in them than we had.
Paul Engle
These were people who believed everything about the Soviet Union was perfect, but they were bringing their own toilet paper.
P. J. O’Rourke
Part of my job is to read the paper, watch C-Span and show things that haven’t been shown or were buried.
Michael Moore
Just keep focusing on the work that you’re doing. Focus on what’s in front of you today. And don’t read the papers, just go campaign. Just do your thing. Talk to people directly
Michelle Obama
The President sends us a billion-page paper that shows how he would spend the money if he were spending the money. He doesn’t have the authority to spend the money. He doesn’t spend $1 of the money.
Michael Enzi
I started out when I was 29 – too young to write novels. I was broke. I was on unemployment insurance. I was supposed to be writing a Ph.D. dissertation, so I had a typewriter and a lot of paper.
Alan Furst
It feels like an easy sum to gauge the balance between forests and, say, the proliferating free newspapers that litter our public transport. This noxious combination of words and paper represents a clear-cut crime against the biosphere.
Tristram Stuart
I wish I could just project everything on the paper.
Patti Smith
You don’t have to become a slave in a corporate office or groupie of a celebrity architect, because all you need is a piece of paper, a pencil and the desire to make architecture.
Raimund Abraham
If you’re too scared to put your dreams, thoughts, desires, fantasies on paper and share them with the world, then being an author isn’t the right career for you.
P. C. Cast
Herbert used to say that he was as tight as the paper on the wall.
Mary Roberts Rinehart
I had the brief notion that his heart, pressed flat as a flower, crimson and thin as tissue paper, lay in this file. It was a very thin one.
Angela Carter
My worry about the New York Times is that it’s got the only position as a national elitist general-interest paper. So the network news picks up its cues from the Times. And local papers do too. It has a huge influence. And we’d love to challenge it.
Rupert Murdoch
And the days went by like paper in the wind. Everything changed, then changed again. It’s hard to find a friend. It’s hard to find a friend.
Tom Petty
Before signing any contract, you have to assume that the guy on the other side of the desk is handing you a shifty piece of paper that works to his advantage. I know that sounds cynical, but it’s really that simple.
Bun E. Carlos
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
Juan Ramon Jimenez