“I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper.”
― James Robertson, The Testament of Gideon Mack

“Like seeing a photograph of yourself as a child, encountering handwriting that you know was once yours but that now seems only dimly familiar can inspire a confrontation with the mystery of time.”
― Francine Prose, Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

“Handwriting is the shackle of the mind.”
― Plato

“Handwriting is the garden of the sciences.”
― Abu Dulaf

“I’m in one of the few professions where one still encounters swaths of handwriting on a regular basis – education.”
― Anne Gisleson, The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading

Two more bonus,

“the beauty and nobility, the august mission and destiny, of human handwriting.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

“Handwriting is a spiritual designing, even though it appears by means of a material instrument.”
― Euclid


With respect.


Handwriting is more connected to the movement of the heart.

Natalie Goldberg

I saw that bad handwriting should be regarded as a sign of an imperfect education.

Mahatma Gandhi

Here is a golden Rule…. Write legibly. The average temper of the human race would be perceptibly sweetened, if everybody obeyed this Rule!

Lewis Carroll

Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It’s disappearing. My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there’s something visceral about opening a letter – I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting.

Steve Carell

With patience and calm, persistence and stoicism, good handwriting and careful labeling, they would meet persecution, indignity, and hardship head-on.

Michael Chabon

Two more bonus,

Sometimes I can’t read my own handwriting. That’s a problem!

Judy Blume

Write it down in your own handwriting.

Eugene Ormandy


With respect.