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100 Calligraphy Quotes on the Aesthetics of Life

2. “Calligraphy is a kind of music not for the ears, but for the eyes.” – V. Lazursky

3. “Calligraphy is an art form that uses ink and a brush to express the very souls of words on paper.” – Kaoru Kakogawa

4. “Calligraphies are our images, Maestro, images of our faith.” – Mathias Énard

5. “Calligraphy is the art of deliberate hieroglyphic corruption and transformation in order to reach natural harmony.” – Anonymous

6. “Calligraphy is the most intimate, private, and spontaneous expressive means. Like a fingerprint or voice, it is unique with every person.” – Hermann Zapf

7. “Calligraphy is the ultimate synthesis of what I love: language, art, and human connection.” – Joy Deneen

8. “What joy there is in hearing yourself think, and to make that thinking into ink.” – John Olsen

9. “Just as writing can become calligraphy when it’s creatively, skillfully, and consciously performed, so can all other activities become art. In this case, we are reflecting upon life itself as an artistic statement—the art of living.” – H.E. Davey

10. “Calligraphy may well be simply an artistic version of another form, that is the ideograms which make up the poem, but then not only does it reflect the character and temperament of the artist but―also betrays his heart rate, his breathing.” – Dai Sijie

11. “Calligraphy is like crawling into a funnel from the wrong end: the farther you go, the more there is to learn and do. It is a never-ending source of pleasure.” – Sheila Waters

12. “Calligraphy is a remedy and mental gymnastics.” – Anonymous

13. “Figures are the most shocking things in the world. The prettiest little squiggles of black looked at in the right light and yet considered the blow they can give you upon the heart.” – H.G. Wells

14. “Calligraphy is the art of both ideal writing and an ideal soul.” – Anonymous

15. “Perfection of handwriting needs proper education, regular exercises, and purity of the soul.” – Yaqut Mustasimi

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16. “The written is to be read and not to be misread.” – Sultan-Ali Mashkhedi

17. “Every bottle of ink contains at least one good letter―and it’s at the bottom.” – Peter Thornton

18. “Artistic writing is so attractive and pleasing to the eye that it is never likely to lose its popularity. The skill displayed in its execution creates wonder and holds most people by its fascination.” – F.W. Tamblyn

19. “What an extraordinary way the reed pen has of drinking darkness and pouring out light!” – Abu Hafs Ibn Burd Al-Asghar

20. “Do calligraphy which is more like your handwriting. Connect your letters in ways which no machine can do. This is the future of calligraphy.” – Ina Salts

21. “Be faithful to precision, neat handwriting, and authorship.” – Edward Johnston

22. “Bad calligraphy is making forms that are unsure, insecure, self-conscious, whereas good calligraphy unites the freedom of the hand with the mastery of tool and self in performance, whether letterforms be present or absent.” – Steven Skaggs

23. “Calligraphy has always existed in that place of tension between what the letterform desires: to be completely principled, and what the hand desires: infinite freedom of gesture.” – Steven Skaggs

24. “A written letter is like a bowl filled with a certain content. The purer the content, the more delicate strings of the human soul it touches.” – L. Pronenko

25. “For the largest part, ill handwriting in the world is caused by hurry.” –

26. “The calligraphy is found in those aspects of form that reveal the hand’s freedom, the gesture, the dance, the tool’s scraping and flowing, the intersection of mind and nature that occurs when hand and heart move as one. In short, the instantaneous character of the living mark is the calligraphy.” – Steven Skaggs

27. “I never did calligraphy. But handwriting is an entirely different kind of thing. It’s part of the syndrome of modernism. It’s part of that asceticism.” – Paul Rand

28. “Just above our terror, the stars painted this story in perfect silver calligraphy. And our souls, too often abused by ignorance, covered our eyes with mercy.” – Aberjhani

29. “The furthering of calligraphy in our own time above all serves self-realization by developing man’s creative talents. Calligraphy frees emotions and abilities which are hidden in the depths of personality. It activates the power of the soul.” – Karageorge Hoefer

30. “Handwriting causes thinking―the repetition of writing your goal every day will increase your awareness. The true purpose of a goal is to help you grow.” – Bob Proctor

31. “Despite the hard work and frustration, the striving for excellence is part of the fun of lettering.” – Marsha Brady

32. “A good flourish is the mood and soul of an artist creating capricious and delicate beauty with a pen′s nib.” – Yu. Greschuk

33. “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

34. “A flourish is to be neat and glamorous and, at the same time, to be filled with motion, life energy, thought, and wit of the master.” – H. Korger

35. “Lettering creates readable art that comes to life, displaying a quirky, whimsical nature.” – Peggy Dean

36. “Each letter in every script known to man holds an eternal power, an individual beauty in its vertical, horizontal, angular lines, in their continuity.” – Achyut Palov

37. “Always introduce a bit of imperfection, because calligraphy is made by the human hand, not a machine, and human imperfections will always be more appealing to humans than perfection.” – Ina Salts

38. “Knowing that you have a soul bright and clear like the sun, perceiving and feeling that soul, you will realize that it is very precious and beautiful. When you consider yourself important and precious, you will begin to feel the same way toward other forms of life and toward the world.” – Ilchi Lee

39. “The significance of calligraphy is spiritual harmony and the birth of motion.” – Anonymous

40. “Geometry can produce legible letters, but art alone makes them beautiful.” – Paul Standard

41. “There must be endless repetitions of every stroke in order to win exact beauty of execution. But the winning is sure. Failure means nothing—except the need for further practice. Perseverance in it assures nothing less than perfection at the last. ‘Practice’ is the word of power.” – Edward Summers Squier

42. “‘Modern calligraphy’ is the folk-art class of script forms that is easy for someone to learn, compared with the more formal hands of calligraphy that take much time and effort to master. Modern calligraphy is a class of trendy scripts that are characterized by bounced and rounded lettering, which is closer to freestyle handwriting than historical calligraphy and its variations.” – Steve Husting

43. “The letter beautiful is an ideal we are engaged in, and it is oftentimes our subject. As we will never be free of this, we must embrace it.” – John Stevens

44.  “Calligraphy is the art of putting the brush on paper properly and then accurately removing it.” – Anonymous

45. “Calligraphy requires perfect technical skills, naturalness, inspiration and spontaneous natural power.” – Anonymous

46. “Addison spoke in calligraphy while everyone else talked in scribbles.” – Shawn Martin

47. “There are five virtues: accuracy, literacy, a strong hand, industriousness, and the perfect writing utensils.” – Mir-Ali Khoravi

48. “We are living out the drama of a pathetic story whose pages are smeared with our own handwriting.” – Craig D. Landsborough

49. “The written letter is something personal, organic, unique, and spontaneous. It mirrors the character and the personality of the writer, and often his mood of the moment.” – Emil Ruder

50. “The making of letters in every form is for me the purest and the greatest pleasure, and at many stages of my life it was to me what a song is to the singer, a picture to the painter, a shout to the elated, or a sign to the oppressed. It was and is for me the most happy and perfect expression of my life.” – Rudolf Koch

51. “Calligraphy: disciplined freedom is the essence of it, as of any other just form of government.” – Raymond F. Diboll

52. “Letters act as practical and useful signs, but also as pure and inner melody.” – Wassily Kandinsky

53. “When there are no words left, the meaning is still preserved.” – Anonymous

54. “A good flourish is sometimes too jiggish, but in general, the obedient child of a letter.” – Anonymous

55. “As you work with different teachers, you may note that the truly inspirational and great ones are not dogmatic about letterform, technique or methodology.” – Tina Vickers

56. “The scribe strives for spontaneity, sometimes he sweats blood to make it look easy, for spontaneity is the lifeblood of calligraphy.” – Ray Da Boll

57. “Preciseness, beauty, distinctness. Simplicity, originality, proportion. Unity, mastership, freedom.” – Anonymous

58. “Our task is clear: write fine letters and place them properly.” – Anonymous

59. “The problem before us is fairly simple―to make good letters and to arrange them well.” – Edward Johnston

60. “The Zen way of calligraphy is to write in the most straightforward, simple way as if you were a beginner, not trying to make something skillful or beautiful, but simply writing with full attention as if you were discovering what you were writing for the first time; then your full nature will be in your writing.” – Shunryu Suzuki 

61. “Writing is half the knowledge.” – Muhammad the Prophet

62. “Write one letter and wait for ages.” – Prof. R. K. Joshi

63. “Lettering is my music.” – Peter Thornton

64. “Calligraphy paints words.” – Anonymous

65. “A letter is a word′s clothing.” – Anonymous

66. “Calligraphy: the art of excellence.” – Anonymous

67. “Calligraphy is the flower of a man′ s soul.” – Anonymous

68. “Calligraphy structures the chaos by means of hieroglyphics.” – Anonymous

69. “Handwriting is the shackle of the mind.” – Plato

70. “Handwriting is autobiography.” – Carrie Latte

71. “Calligraphy is frozen poetry.” – Anonymous

72. “Her handwriting was curious, small sharp little letters with no capitals ‘Who did she think she was, E. E. Cummings?’” – Erich Segal

73. “She may have looked normal on the outside, but once you’d seen her handwriting you knew she was deliciously complicated inside.” – Jeffrey Eugenides

74. “I saw that bad handwriting should be regarded as a sign of imperfect education.” – Mahatma Gandhi

75. “That handwriting was a girl. I mean, you can tell. The enchanted cursive.” – Rachel Cohn

76. “You can tell a lot about a person by their handwriting.” – Pete Doherty

77. “A woman’s perfume talks more about her than her handwriting.” – Christian Dior

78. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen your handwriting before. It’s an oddly personal thing, isn’t it?” – Ann Aguirre

79. “The only thing most people do better than anyone else is read their own handwriting.” –

80. “All our prayers are addressed in the handwriting of the heart.” – Karl G. Maser

81. “The beauty of a letter depends on the harmonious adaptation of each of its parts to every other in a well-proportioned manner so that a whole shall satisfy our aesthetic sense. A result gained only by blending together the fine strokes, stems, and swells in their proper relations.” – Frederick Goudy

82. “Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently.” – Jean Cocteau

83. “For me, calligraphy is the physical revelation of the structure of the ideas; a reflection of the shape, texture, and color of the phrases; and the integration of the words’ texture and color with their meanings.” – Beth Lee

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

85. “Handwriting is more connected to the movement of the heart.” – Natalie Goldberg

86. “The five excellences include: calligraphy, painting, poetry, medicine, and t’ai chi chuan.” – Cheng Man-ch’ing

87. “Kaz’s art is a powerful example of discipline and freedom. His classical calligraphy captures the inner movement and stillness of the brush and mind.” – Joan Halifax

88. “In a painting, you can’t make out whether the artist painted the left eye before the right eye. In Chinese calligraphy, you can see the progression of the artist’s stroke.” – Vikram Seth

89. “Calligraphy is the most direct form of all artistic expression. Just as each movement of the dancer is absolute, so every gesture of the calligrapher is essential. It is not the meaning of the character but the writing―the movement of execution and the action itself―that is important.” – Tseng Yu-ho Ecke

90. “On pristine parchment I draw with my skis calligraphic lines of joy, writing poems of movement.” – Patricia Robin Woodruff

91. “At first sight Mesihi’s is a very different art: the height of the letter, the thickness of the line that gives movement, the disposition of the consonants, space stretching out according to sounds. Clinging to his reed pen, the calligrapher-poet gives a face to words, to phrases, to lines or verses.” – Mathias Énard

92. “More powerful than all poetry, more pervasive than all science, more profound than all philosophy are the letters of the alphabet, 26 pillars of strength upon which our culture rests.” – Anonymous

93. “Marks come alive when they are made with a sense of confidence, engagement, an unselfconscious tap into the flow that is somehow beyond yet also within the calligrapher.” – Steven Skaggs

94. “A friend of mine once mentioned something one of his teachers had told him: ‘Calligraphy is like the leaves of a tree. Every letter has the same basic shape and size, but each one is unique.'” – Christopher Calderhead

95. “I look at lettering as a huge palette which includes calligraphy, type forms, and everything in between. The colours of that palette can be mixed into an infinite variety of blends.” – Julian Waters

96. “Calligraphy, a spiritual art that has been forgotten in favor of an emotionless keyboard.” – Stefan Bolder

97. “I like the process of pencil and paper as opposed to a machine. I think the writing is better when it’s done in handwriting.” – Nelson DeMille

98. “Irony, we want our handwriting to look like typed fonts, and our computer fonts to look like handwritten text.” – Vikram

99. “Print is predictable and impersonal, conveying information in a mechanical transaction with the reader’s eye. Handwriting, by contrast, resists the eye, reveals its meaning slowly, and is as intimate as skin.” – Ruth Ozeki

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