41 Calligraphy Quotes to Inspire Budding Calligraphers

Calligraphy is an intriguing art form that necessitates a high level of skill.

It entails writing and arranging words in a way that demonstrates rhythm, integrity, harmony, and creativity.

To help calligraphers of all levels be inspired, here are some of the best calligraphy quotes that highlight the sheer beauty of this art form.

Best Calligraphy Quotes

Calligraphy is a kind of music not for the ears, but for the eyes. ~ V. Lazursky.


Calligraphies are our images, Maestro, images of our faith. ~ Mathias Énard.


Geometry can produce legible letters, but art alone makes them beautiful. ~ Paul Standard.


A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. ~ Albert Einstein.


Lettering is my music. ~ Peter Thornton.


What we think, we become. ~ Buddha.


Calligraphy – the dance, on a tiny stage, of the living, speaking hand… ~ Robert Brenthurst.


Every bottle of ink contains at least one good letter… and it’s at the bottom. ~ Peter Thornton.

Inspiring Calligraphy Quotes

Have courage and be kind. ~ Cinderella.

Work is love made visible. ~ Kahlil Gibran.

Whatever you do, do it well. ~ Walt Disney.

We never outgrow the truth. ~ Yohancé Salimu.

Change the world by being yourself. ~ Amy Poehler.

It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot.

Tell me who you love and I’ll tell you who you are. ~ Creole Proverb.

We shine bright so that others may shine brighter. ~ Yohancé Salimu.

You can tell a lot about a person by their handwriting. ~ Pete Doherty.

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves. ~ Sir Edmund Hillary.

Quotes about Calligraphy

What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean. ~ Issac Newton.

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. ~ David Viscott.

Find your peace and live in it. ~ Yohancé Salimu.

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~ Emily Brontë.

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~ Zora Neale Hurston.

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. ~ George Addair.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. ~ Les Brown.

For the largest part, ill handwriting in the world is caused by hurry. ~ Lewis Carroll.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. ~ Walt Whitman.

Colorful Calligraphy Quotes

Letters act as practical and useful signs, but also as pure and inner melody. ~ Wassily Kandinsky.

Calligraphy is the ultimate synthesis of what I love: language, art, and human connection. ~ Joy Deneen.

Calligraphy, a spiritual art that has been forgotten in favor of an emotionless keyboard. ~ Stefan Bolder.

Perfection of handwriting needs proper education, regular exercises, and purity of the soul. ~ Yakut Mutasim.

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

Calligraphy is an art form that uses ink and a brush to express the very souls of words on paper. ~ Kaoru Akagawa.

Inspirational Calligraphy Quotes

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

Good teachers deserve apples; great teachers deserve chocolate. A favorite quotation, written in calligraphy on his office door. ~ Richard Hamming.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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