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Well Trained Pencil

New mechanical tracking pencil - lead to lead

Well Trained Pencil thanks to Wayne Nowazek

Tunnel vision for the little train that could

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Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The artist in me cries out for design. - Robert Frost

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one. - Charles Horton Cooley

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. - Francis Bacon

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. - James M Whistler

The immature artist imitates. The mature artist steals. - Lionel Trilling

If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2? - George Carlin

They couldn't find the artist, so they hung the picture. - Unknown

I don't own a camera, so I travel with a police sketch artist. - George Carlin

If God had intended us to fly, He would never have given us railways. - Michael Flanders

If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space? - Valentina Tereshkova

The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the front of an oncoming train. - David Lee Roth

A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately. - Eleanor R. Belmont

The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before. - G K Chesterton

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso

Mathematics is the cheapest science. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and a paper. - George Polya

When my friends and I played cowboys and Indians, I was always the Chinese railroad worker. - Robin Williams

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. - Oscar Wilde

Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist. - Jacques Lipchitz

If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. - Oscar Wilde

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time. - Martha Graham

I have to tell them that last night was a shameful train wreck filled with blind cuddly puppies. - Charlie Sheen

The mission of the artist in an over-technologized society, is to call the old magic back to life. - Tom Robbins

All my life I've wanted, just once, to say something clever without losing my train of thought. - Robert Breault

Because I'm an artist, I can't ever consider myself a nihilist, so I suppose I'm optimistic. - Marilyn Manson

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. - Dwight D Eisenhower

Map out your future - but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip. - Jon Bon Jovi

Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works. - Alma Gluck

When walking, you see things that you miss in a motor car or on the train. You give your mind space to ponder. - Tom Hodgkinson

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward. - Ernest Hemingway

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. - Dwight D Eisenhower

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. - John F Kennedy

A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence. - Howard Eves

It's like running a marathon race. We train all hours of the day. When you are taking a bath, you are thinking of the flight. - Kalpana Chawla

An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation. - Joseph Conrad

If a train is coming at you, closing your eyes won't save you... but if you look right at it, you at least have a chance to jump. - Andrew Vachss

A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch in a railroad track ... an inch between a wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity. - Henry Ward Beecher

The only happy artist is a dead artist, because only then you can't change. After I die, I'll probably come back as a paintbrush. - Sylvester Stallone

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. - Corrie Ten Boom


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