- a pigment or dye in a liquid "vehicle"
- writing inks dating from c2500 BC in Egypt and China
- Gutenberg's first inks were a mix of varnish or boiled linseed oil with lampblack
- The palest ink is better than the best memory. (Chinese proverb)
- Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry. (M. Strand)
- ink made into words and pictures
- The soul lies buried in the ink that writes. (J. Clare)