Before laptops, tablets and mobile phones became indispensable at workplaces across the world, the economy solely relied on typewriters. Many individuals were dependent on typewriters to earn a livelihood and, in the earlier days, it even provided women with a chance to break free from patriarchal boundaries and pursue careers.

For generations, typewriters have been the mainstay of poets and played a pivotal role in facilitating great social change. The vintage writing device remains timeless and is here to stay despite waves of advanced technologies.

To celebrate the classic legacy of typewriters, June 23 is designated as National Typewriter’s Day and with the day already here, below are some quotes to honor the mechanical machine for typing characters. (Courtesy:

  • "I just sit at a typewriter and curse a bit."- J.K Rowling
  • "Throw up into your typewriter every morning. Clean up every noon."- P.G Wodehouse
  • "There is nothing to writing. All you do is a sit down at a typewriter and bleed."- Ernest Hemingway
  • "Well, when I was 13, for my bar mitzvah I received my first typewriter. And that was special."- R.L. Stine
  • "I'm all for typewriters, with instant carbon copies, and seeing films in cinemas." - Olivia De Havilland
  • "You can imagine what it was like for me to actually be sitting in a room with matching typewriters, working under the tutelage of this guy I so admired, both as a filmmaker and as a man."- Curtis Hanson

3 ways to celebrate National Typewriter Day:

  • You can have your friends over and host a typewriting competition -- the fastest typist wins.
  • Get some typewriter-shaped jewelry customized and show off your love for typewriters by wearing them.
  • Ditch tablet and use typewriter instead to send e-mails.
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