Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners!— Roald Dahl
Belligerent Sharpening Pencils quotations
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
A lot of songs you write are just for exercise - just pencil sharpeners.
We need to sharpen our focus & live to the point just like a pencil.
3 lessons to be learn from a Pencil.Pain always sharpens you!Everything you do leaves a mark!What's inside you is useful, not what's outside!
About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
The pencil sharpener is about as far as I have ever got in operating a complicated piece of machinery with any success.
I am but a small pencil in the hand of a writing God
The 7 habits of highly effective people.1. Be proactive. 2. Begin with the end in mind.3. Put first things first.4. Think win-win.5. Seek first to understand and then to be understood.6. Synergize. 7. Sharpen the saw.
Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies.
I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.
The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There's always something better to do, like I've got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There's always something better to do. Going to a writer's club?
Once you use a toothbrush to clean a pencil sharpener, you should no longer use it to clean your teeth.
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
Some people may be famous for creating a pencil sharpener. I'm famous for my tits.
It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta
I believe every pencil has to be sharpened every now and then to stay sharp, or you dull out. So my records, I chose to speak on what black people do, what white people do, what women do, what men do.
The man who is denied the opportunity of taking decisions of importance begins to regard as important the decisions he is allowed to take. He becomes fussy about filing, keen on seeing that pencils are sharpened, eager to ensure that the windows are open (or shut) and apt to use two or three different-colored inks.
On my desk, I always have a lemon or a lime drying.
I love the fragrance. Also, a Staedtler eraser, a brush for the eraser and a pencil sharpener.
Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies.
I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has its charms.
Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one.
It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume it was going to Bloomingdales to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake - as almost all hats are.
Nothing in the world is like this- a bright white page with pale blue lines.
The smell of a newly sharpened pencil the soft hush of it moving finally one day into letters.
Just because a lot of people know something nominal doesn't make it important.
A lot of people know what a pencil sharpener is, but that doesn't make it the most important invention of the 20th century.
I believe I saw a woodcock. He had a long bill like putting a fire hydrant into a pencil sharpener, then pasting it onto a bird and letting the bird fly away in front of me with this thing on its face for no other purpose than to amaze me.
Procrastination is something you do yourself.
You know: "I gotta sharpen these pencils before I start. I got 20 pencils, they're looking kinda dull." Well, the pencils aren't calling you and alluring you and inviting you and offering you anything. They're just sitting there. You're the one who's procrastinating.
I'm one of the world's greatest pencil sharpeners.
When I sit down at the typewriter, I write.
Someone once asked me if I had a fixed routine before I start, like setting up exercises, sharpening pencils, or having a drink of orange juice. I said, "No, the only thing I do before I start writing is to make sure that I'm close enough to the typewriter to reach the keys."
To me, if you're lucky enough to make stuff that people will pay money for, do a good job. Really do a good job. Especially if you're talking about real stuff, like terror atrocities and human rights abuses and pencil-sharpening techniques.
I take pop culture really seriously, I think it's really important, and the stuff that I make...I don't want it to be insubstantial, even if it's about something wacky, like sharpening pencils. I feel like I owe it to myself and I owe it to people who are really interested in pencils and I owe it to anybody to do my due diligence and give them something real.
The time that I would spend revisiting my old Get Your War On strips is more profitably spent Googling myself and reading comments about how people hate my pencil-sharpening business.
It would be amazing to tell my grandchildren, like, 'Yeah, I was paid to sharpen 1,000 pencils.'
I never thought I would make a living as a pencil-sharpener.
The first goal was: I don't want to lose money. And then the goal was: I want to see if 100 people buy my pencils. I just kept upping the benchmarks.
I've been really surprised about a lot of the negative comments about artisanal pencil sharpening. Like, it really rubs some people the wrong way.
I didn't dare to dream of making money.
But now of course, I've made many thousands of dollars sharpening pencils.
The thing I hear about a lot is when people over-sharpen their pencil with a single-blade pocket-sharpener and then when they put the pencil to the page, their tip breaks and pencil points always break irregularly. It always gets all jagged and you have to refresh the point. That's a common complaint.
I talked to people in the pencil industry and I talked to people as I was sharpening their pencils about the frustrations they have with pencils, so I really did do my research and I do know more about pencils than most people.
I started sharpening pencils at the census and how that was a difficult time in my life because my marriage was ending and I had quit cartooning and I didn't know what to do with myself.
I liked sharpening pencils and I was like, "Oh, I wonder if I could get paid to do it." And I figured it out and I did it.
I wanted to get paid to sharpen pencils originally just because I thought it would be fun.
I think I am becoming obsessive-compulsive.
David Beckham apparently turns all the Diet Coke cans in his fridge to face the same way every morning, and I nerdily sharpen all the pencils in my pot before sitting down to work.