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"To call that writing, madam, is an insult to quills and ink across the world." - Julia Quinn

"He touch'd the tender stops of various quills, With eager thought warbling his Doric lay." - John Milton

"Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens." - George R R Martin

"He touch'd the tender stops of various quills, With eager thought warbling his Doric lay." - John Milton

"Diplomacy: The business of handling a porcupine without disturbing the quills." - Anonymous

"GOOSE, n. A bird that supplies quills for writing. These [quills] 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." - Ambrose Bierce

"GOOSE, n. A bird that supplies quills for writing. These [quills] 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." - Ambrose Bierce

"Feathers shall raise men even as they do birds towards heaven :- That is by letters written with their quills." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Quills are things that are sometimes taken from the pinions of one goose to spread the opinions of another." - Horace Smith

"There is an ugly kind of forgiveness in this world-a kind of hedgehog forgiveness, shot out like quills." - Henry Ward Beecher

"We're not very dangerous animals; we don't have a horn like a rhino or quills like a porcupine." - Helen Fisher

"No disorders have employed so many quacks, as those that have no cure; and no sciences have exercised so many quills, as those that have no certainty." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Move or die. (Quills) Never give someone a choice that does' leave them with any way out except to hurt you. (Devyn)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Move or die. (Quills) Never give someone a choice that doesn't leave them with any way out except to hurt you. (Devyn)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"If you succeed not, cast not away the quills yet, nor scratch the wainscot, beat not the poor desk, but bring all to the forge and file again; turn it new." - Ben Jonson

"It was for one minute that I saw him, but the hair stood upon my head like quills. Sir, if that was my master, why had he a mask upon his face?" - Robert Louis Stevenson

"To value the tradition of, and the discipline required for, the craft of fiction seems today pointless. The real Arcadia is a lonely, mountainous plateau, overbouldered and strewn with the skulls of sheep slain for vellum and old bitten pinions that tried to be quills. It's forty rough miles by mule from Athens, a city where there's a fair, a movie house, cotton candy." - Alexander Theroux

"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 are'. (Adron)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"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." - Muriel Barbery

"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

"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)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"And only we few who remain unstripped of fur, untorn from bone, unplucked of soaring feathers, esteemed in all our quills, scales, tusks, and horns, and in whatever else that ingenious protein has seen fit to clothe us with, we, my lord, are your dream, which finds you innocent for now." - Wislawa Szymborska

"I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand an end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine." - William Shakespeare

"I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part, And each particular hair to stand on end Like quills upon the fretful porpentine. But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood. List, list, O list!" - William Shakespeare

"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]" - Siri Hustvedt

"The powerful and prominent soar like dragons, the heroic and valiant fight like tigers: but if you look upon them with cool eyes, they are like ants gathering on rancid meet, like flies swarming on blood. Judgments of right and wrong bristle like porcupine quills: but if you meet them with cool feelings, that is like a forge melting metal, like hot water dissolving snow." - Zicheng Hong

"I was never young. Whoever I was then is dead. That's more of your quills. I don't want a hide full, thanks. I have always figured that you die each day and and each day is a is a box, you see, all numbered and neat; but never go back and lift the lids, because you have died a couple thousand times in your life, and that's a lot of corpses, each dead a different way, each with a worse expression. Each of those days is a different you, somebody you don't know or understand or want to understand." - Ray Bradbury

"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



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