quote by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Write with your eyes like painters, with your ears like musicians, with your feet like dancers. You are the truthsayer with quill and torch. Write with your tongues of fire. Don't let the pen banish you from yourself.

— Gloria E. Anzaldúa

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To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides.


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.

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Give me a condor's quill! Give me Vesuvius crater for an inkstand!

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

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


I write what I see, the endless procession to the guillotine.

Were all lined up, waiting for the crunch of the blade... the rivers of blood are flowing beneath our feet... Ive been to hell, young man, youve only read about it.

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

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

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

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.


The word processor is a better tool than a quill pen because you can do so much more with it, but on the other hand, what you have to say and how you say it is the ultimate determination.

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

I'm too old-fashioned to use a computer. I'm too old-fashioned to use a quill.

A witty writer is like a porcupine; his quill makes no distinction between friend and foe.

While he writes, I feel as if he is drawing me;

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


Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.

Xenophon wrote with a swan's quill, Plato with a pen of gold, and Thucydides with a brazen stylus.

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

How d’you spell ‘belligerent’?” said Ron, shaking his quill very hard while staring at his parchment. “It can’t be B — U — M —” “No, it isn’t,” said Hermione. “And ‘augury’ doesn’t begin O — R — G either.

For once the disease of reading has laid upon the system it weakens so that it falls an easy prey to that other scourge which dwells in the ink pot and festers in the quill. The wretch takes to writing.


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

Oh, nature's noblest gift, my grey goose quill, Slave of my thoughts, obedient to my will, Torn from the parent bird to form a pen, That mighty instrument of little men.

Moon, worn thin to the width of a quill,/ In the dawn clouds flying,/ How good to go, light into light, and still/ Giving light, dying.

Be circumspect how you offend schollers, for knowe, a serpent tooth bites not so ill, as dooth a schollers angrie quill.

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


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.

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.

That's very cool. Absolutely! You want to know where this guy came from, but you also want to know about the relationship between him and Quill, and how they ended up living together, for the last 18 or 19 years, without killing one another. He's a strong young man, and it's because of Yondu.

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

The Deer don't dineWhen a Wolf's about,And the PorcupineSticks his quill-points out.


The funny thing about writing is I think a lot of people assume that you're sitting in a garret with a quill pen for hour after hour.

You know, it's hard work to write a book.

I can't tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic.

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?

As the knight of the quill never ventured into the fight, and only snuffed the battle afar, he knew nothing accurately of battles, but managed to pick up a few real or supposed incidents from the wounded and from stragglers.