9 Quotes About Stationery Every Writer Will Love

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Humans require basic necessities to survive. These include food, water, shelter – and, for some, stationery. If you’re the type who lists stationery as one of your must-haves, you’re not alone. We found a handful of notable folks who have felt the same way, as evidenced in this collection of stationery quotes.

What Stationery Can Do to You

Stationery has the power to stir up all types of emotions, from comfortable to creative for both personal and professional situations. It’s alluring, addictive, and could perhaps even prompt a life of crime (see below for explanation).

“There was something very comfortable in having plenty of stationery.”
– Charles Dickens, English writer and social critic

“Whatever you choose for your stationery is your favorite color because it’s where you pour your heart out.”
– Mary E. Pearson, American children’s author

“Stationery is addictive. I get mine made in Paris at Benetton, and writing on it gives me a strange thrill.”
– (Edward) Graydon Carter, Canadian journalist and Vanity Fair editor-in-chief

“If I were a criminal, stationery stores and bakeries would be the two kinds of places I would concentrate on.”
– John Turturro, Italian-American actor, writer, filmmaker

What Stationery Can Do for You

Stationery provides a keen place to write, of course. But it can also come to be an attention-grabber for your business letters, complement your academic musings, and help convey an emotion to readers of all ages.

“Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.”
– Earl Nightingale, American author and radio personality

“Love is a letter on pink stationery.”
– Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts creator and American cartoonist

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
– William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet

“The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.”
– Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian author, speaker, and journalist

“I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep, I wrote in the dark.”
– Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, poet, naturalist, and philosopher

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