Essay Quotes

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Essay Quotes By Theodor Adorno: The law of the innermost form of the The law of the innermost form of the essay is heresy — Theodor Adorno
Essay Quotes By Bruce Springsteen: As Branford Marsalis said in a beautiful essay As Branford Marsalis said in a beautiful essay he write upon Clarence's death, C was blessed with 'the power of musical intent. — Bruce Springsteen
Essay Quotes By Boris Johnson: Life isn't like coursework, baby. It's one damn Life isn't like coursework, baby. It's one damn essay crisis after another. — Boris Johnson
Essay Quotes By Aldous Huxley: The essay is a literary device for saying The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything. — Aldous Huxley
Essay Quotes By Alain De Botton: Must being in love always mean being in Must being in love always mean being in pain? — Alain De Botton
Essay Quotes By Karl Shapiro: The modern essay has regained a good deal The modern essay has regained a good deal of its literary status in our time, much to the credit of Joseph Epstein. — Karl Shapiro
Essay Quotes By Ryszard Kapuscinski: I'm trying to put more elements of the I'm trying to put more elements of the essay into my writing. — Ryszard Kapuscinski
Essay Quotes By Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: The essay is one of my favourite forms The essay is one of my favourite forms of writing, and I feel like what's inside is really personal, more so than with shorter pieces. — Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Essay Quotes By Ransom Riggs: I discovered Emerson's soporific qualities by falling asleep I discovered Emerson's soporific qualities by falling asleep with my face in the book, drooling all over an essay called 'Self-Reliance' ... — Ransom Riggs
Essay Quotes By Carol Bly: An essay is a work of literary art An essay is a work of literary art which has a minimum of one anecdote and one universal idea. — Carol Bly
Essay Quotes By Terry Pratchett: Sometimes Carrot sounded like a civics essay written Sometimes Carrot sounded like a civics essay written by a stunned choirboy. — Terry Pratchett
Essay Quotes By William H Gass: Writing. Not writing. Twin Terrors. Putting one's mother Writing. Not writing. Twin Terrors. Putting one's mother into words ... It may have been easier to put her in her grave. — William H Gass
Essay Quotes By Kathleen Rooney: The ingredients that make a good poem often The ingredients that make a good poem often differ from those that make a good essay and from those that make a good novel. — Kathleen Rooney
Essay Quotes By Gilbert K. Chesterton: I am a bad reporter because everything seems I am a bad reporter because everything seems to me worth reporting; and a bad reviewer because every sentence in every book suggests a separate essay. — Gilbert K. Chesterton
Essay Quotes By John D'Agata: Sometimes the essay is where we end up Sometimes the essay is where we end up when everything that we know must change. — John D'Agata
Essay Quotes By David Shields: In my own little way, I feel like In my own little way, I feel like I'm part of a group of writers who care deeply about pushing the essay forward. — David Shields
Essay Quotes By Caroline Kepnes: A photo essay (otherwise known as a fucking A photo essay (otherwise known as a fucking slide show)... — Caroline Kepnes
Essay Quotes By Ruby Bentall: I wasn't particularly good at school so always I wasn't particularly good at school so always found essay writing hard, so I didn't do that well at English or history, even though I enjoyed it. — Ruby Bentall
Essay Quotes By Rivers Cuomo: What I am best at is reading a What I am best at is reading a book and then writing a critical essay. — Rivers Cuomo
Essay Quotes By Virginia Woolf: For the film maker must come by his For the film maker must come by his convention, as painters and writers and musicians have done before him. — Virginia Woolf
Essay Quotes By Jodie Foster: I'm interested in directing movies about situations that I'm interested in directing movies about situations that I've lived, so they are almost a personal essay about what I've come to believe in. — Jodie Foster
Essay Quotes By Laurie Lee: Wilde said he felt sorry for those who Wilde said he felt sorry for those who never got their heart's desire, but sorrier still for those who did. — Laurie Lee
Essay Quotes By Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Never say more than is necessary. Never say more than is necessary. — Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Essay Quotes By Edmund Waller: To love is to believe, to hope, to To love is to believe, to hope, to know;
'Tis an essay, a taste of Heaven below! — Edmund Waller
Essay Quotes By Constance Baker Motley: In high school, I won a prize for In high school, I won a prize for an essay on tuberculosis. When I got through writing the essay, I was sure I had the disease. — Constance Baker Motley
Essay Quotes By Amy Leach: The world, full of past sound, would be The world, full of past sound, would be like the sky, full of past light. The world would be like the mind, for which there is no once. — Amy Leach
Essay Quotes By Kate Klise: The tagline at Westin hotels is that they The tagline at Westin hotels is that they strive to surprise and delight their guests. This is exactly what a college essay should do. — Kate Klise
Essay Quotes By Jason Najum: I avoided one-on-one situations, eye contact, and healthy I avoided one-on-one situations, eye contact, and healthy relationships. Instead I took refuge in drinking too much, cheap sex, and sarcasm. — Jason Najum
Essay Quotes By Lauren Blakely: Too bad relationships weren't math problems with precise Too bad relationships weren't math problems with precise answers. They were essay questions in a philosophy class, and they came down to judgement. — Lauren Blakely
Essay Quotes By T. S. Eliot: The progress of an artist is a continual The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality. — T. S. Eliot
Essay Quotes By Breyten Breytenbach: Even ivory towers need central heating. Even ivory towers need central heating. — Breyten Breytenbach
Essay Quotes By Pankaj Mishra: In 1980, shortly before my 11th birthday, I In 1980, shortly before my 11th birthday, I wrote my first essay in English. — Pankaj Mishra
Essay Quotes By Albert Camus: Essay on tragedy.(1) The silence of Prometheus.(2) The Essay on tragedy.
(1) The silence of Prometheus.
(2) The Elizabethans.
(3) Moliere.
(4) The spirit of revolt. — Albert Camus
Essay Quotes By Chris Abani: It takes me forever to actually finish something It takes me forever to actually finish something like a ten-page essay. But, when I do, I usually love what they are. It's a complicated relationship. — Chris Abani
Essay Quotes By Donna Tartt: I just finished writing an essay about William I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much. — Donna Tartt
Essay Quotes By Jane Yolen: While I was in junior high, I wrote While I was in junior high, I wrote an entire essay in rhyme about manufacturing in New York State. In high school, I won a Scholastic poetry contest. — Jane Yolen
Essay Quotes By Ray Bradbury: Do three things each night before you go Do three things each night before you go to bed: read a poem, read a short story, read an essay. — Ray Bradbury
Essay Quotes By Carlos Mencia: Why did the 14-year old Mexican girl end Why did the 14-year old Mexican girl end up pregnant? Because her teacher told her to go do an essay. — Carlos Mencia
Essay Quotes By Amy Hempel: An idea might spark an essay, but never An idea might spark an essay, but never a story. — Amy Hempel
Essay Quotes By Eula Biss: There's a lot of essay writing that could There's a lot of essay writing that could pass for journalism and journalism that could pass for essay. Some of it is just taxonomy. — Eula Biss
Essay Quotes By Robert Breault: To the student I would say, Life is To the student I would say, Life is principally multiple choice, but at the end there's a tough essay question. — Robert Breault
Essay Quotes By Robin Benway: That would make a fantastic college entrance essay. That would make a fantastic college entrance essay. 'I Killed My Boyfriend and Still Managed to Maintain a 4.2 GPA and the Lead in the Spring Musical. — Robin Benway
Essay Quotes By Sara Levine: The essay is a modest genre. It doesn't The essay is a modest genre. It doesn't mean to change the world. Instead it says: let me tell you what happened to me. — Sara Levine
Essay Quotes By Evelyn Waugh: There will be a prize of half a There will be a prize of half a crown for the longest essay, irrespective of any possible merit. — Evelyn Waugh
Essay Quotes By Hallie Ephron: Even though I got a late start, first Even though I got a late start, first publishing an essay when I was 50 years old, I've since written eight suspense novels. — Hallie Ephron
Essay Quotes By S.D. Chrostowska: On less lucid evenings, every library is a On less lucid evenings, every library is a haunted cemetery. — S.D. Chrostowska
Essay Quotes By Arthur Miller: A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself. — Arthur Miller
Essay Quotes By Janna Graber: Travel has a way of making the world Travel has a way of making the world a much smaller place. — Janna Graber
Essay Quotes By Virginia Woolf: A good essay must have this permanent quality A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out. — Virginia Woolf
Essay Quotes By Charlotte Perkins Gilman: [The Yellow Wallpaper] was not intended to drive [The Yellow Wallpaper] was not intended to drive people crazy, but to save people from being driven crazy, and it worked. — Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Essay Quotes By Cassandra Clare: Tessa reached for the words ... You know, Tessa reached for the words ... You know, in that essay of Donne's, what he says ... about how no man is an island. Everything you do touches others. — Cassandra Clare
Essay Quotes By Alain De Botton: I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was I was uncomfortable writing fiction. My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel. — Alain De Botton
Essay Quotes By George Orwell: And it is a great thing to die And it is a great thing to die in your own bed, though it is better still to die in your boots. — George Orwell
Essay Quotes By Carole Maso: You think an essay should have a hypothesis, You think an essay should have a hypothesis, a conclusion, should argue points. You really do bore me. — Carole Maso
Essay Quotes By Jason Najum: After college I got a job and started After college I got a job and started working. This new career had absolutely nothing to do with my degree. — Jason Najum
Essay Quotes By Edward Tufte: The point of the essay is to change The point of the essay is to change things. — Edward Tufte
Essay Quotes By Jerry Seinfeld: I always did well on the essay questions. I always did well on the essay questions. Just put everything you know on there, maybe you'll hit it. — Jerry Seinfeld
Essay Quotes By Nicholas Trandahl: Henry David Thoreau is my favorite writer of Henry David Thoreau is my favorite writer of all time, my literary god king, and his essay Wild Apples is my favorite thing to read. — Nicholas Trandahl
Essay Quotes By Jason Najum: It's the only way anything will change. Because It's the only way anything will change. Because we are both mother and child, cause and effect, villain and victim — Jason Najum
Essay Quotes By Virginia Woolf: Oh, yes, dear reader: the essay is alive. Oh, yes, dear reader: the essay is alive. There is no reason to despair. — Virginia Woolf
Essay Quotes By Sara Niles: I smelled war on the horizon, with more I smelled war on the horizon, with more deaths and trouble to come
Bombing of the Twin Towers
From Rape of a Nation by Sara Niles — Sara Niles
Essay Quotes By Roger Rosenblatt: Why do we write?"To make suffering endurableTo make Why do we write?
"To make suffering endurable
To make evil intelligible
To make justice desirable
and . . . to make love possible — Roger Rosenblatt
Essay Quotes By W. H. Auden: When words lose their meaning, physical force takes When words lose their meaning, physical force takes over.

from an essay for Writers by Nancy Crampton — W. H. Auden
Essay Quotes By Joel Salatin: I inherited Mom's verbal skills, and participated in I inherited Mom's verbal skills, and participated in forensics and essay contests in elementary school - and won every essay contest I ever entered. — Joel Salatin
Essay Quotes By Anne Carson: Perhaps the hardest thing about losing a lover Perhaps the hardest thing about losing a lover is
to watch the year repeat its days. — Anne Carson
Essay Quotes By Chris Abani: Fiction and poetry are my first loves, but Fiction and poetry are my first loves, but the really beautiful lyrical essay can do so much that other forms cannot. — Chris Abani
Essay Quotes By Wes Locher: Our family was nearly torn apart on several Our family was nearly torn apart on several occasions by arguments started when the refrigerator door was open for what my father deemed as 'too long. — Wes Locher
Essay Quotes By Lee Gutkind: Most writers want to share their essay or Most writers want to share their essay or book much too quickly. Those who accept the pain of hard work and revising are those who get published. — Lee Gutkind
Essay Quotes By Meghan Daum: I love the essay. It's my favorite genre I love the essay. It's my favorite genre to work in. — Meghan Daum