A pen (Latin penna, feather) is a device used to apply ink to a surface, usually paper, for writing or drawing. Historically, reed pens, quill pens, and dip pens were used, with a nib dipped in the ink. Ruling pens allow precise adjustment of line width, and still find a few specialized uses, but technical pens such as the Rapidograph are more commonly used. Modern types also include ballpoint, rollerball, fountain, and felt or ceramic tip pens.
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Famous quotes containing the word pen:
“If writers were too wise, perhaps no books would get written at all. It might be better to ask yourself Why? afterwards than before. Anyway, the force from somewhere in Space which commands you to write in the first place, gives you no choice. You take up the pen when you are told, and write what is commanded. There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.”
—Zora Neale Hurston (18911960)
“Here is a pen and here is a pencil,
Heres a typewriter, heres a stencil,
Here is a list of todays appointments,
And all the flies in all the ointments,
The daily woes that a man endures
Take them, George, theyre yours!”
—Ogden Nash (19021971)
“Its whether will ye be a rank robbers wife,
Or will ye die by my wee pen knife?
Its Ill not be a rank robbers wife,
But Ill rather die by your wee pen knife.
He s killed this may and he s laid her by,
For to bear the red rose company.”
—Unknown. Babylon; or, The Bonnie Banks o Fordie (l. 914)