Fountain pen Aphorism #177

Pelikan fountain pen

Pelikan fountain pen

“My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.” 

GRAHAM GREENE

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4 thoughts on “Fountain pen Aphorism #177

  1. I don’t believe I have ever used a real fountain pen, but I so agree with pen to paper as opposed to typing on a keyboard, but alas..we are forced to move forward 🙂

    • Yes Kim, the art of writing on paper with a real pen will be soon lost. Handwriting will be history as we “move forward”. No paper, no ink, no pen, just featureless, ordinary electronic records… 😦

      • It is very sad. I got great grades in penmanship in school, especially in cursive. It hurts to see so many people that can’t even READ cursive writing now, never mind write using it. sigh

      • True, Kim. Actually, your handwriting tells a lot about you. Penmanship intimately reflects on the personality of the writer. Typing is so detached and sterilized!

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