Top 60 Essay Quotes

Here we have the best Essay Quotes from famous authors such as Felicity Jones, Dan Millman, Laura Esquivel, Frederick Pollock, Brian Ferneyhough. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

I would be writing an essay that was due in the next da
I would be writing an essay that was due in the next day until about 1 A.M., and then I would be up at 6 A.M. and on a train to Birmingham to record ‘The Archers’. It was pretty intense.

I kind of got more interested in writing after I turned in my last college essay and nobody was going to tell me what kind of academic papers to write anymore. I could write whatever I wanted, and I realized that I actually liked it when I could choose what I would write.

Dan Millman
When Chipotle asked me to take part in the Cultivating Thought program both as an author and an essay contest judge, I was excited by the idea of sharing my story through this unique channel and helping young, inspiring writers do the same.

Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit.

Frederick Pollock
Why, in such a case, should the performer essay any sort of considered approach at all?

To love is to believe, to hope, to know; Tis an essay, a taste of Heaven below!

Edmund Waller
I always wrote stories, but I do remember a particular moment in middle school where I became passionate about essay writing.

Honestly, the life of a serial character on television, I’d love to write an essay about it.

Vera Caspary wrote an essay called ‘My ‘Laura‘ and Otto’s’ where she talks about the arguments she had with Preminger. She felt that not only did he misunderstand the character but that he couldn’t help but be misogynist.

To me, havingmaterial‘ for an essay means not only having something to write about but also having something interesting and original to say about whatever that might be.

What I am best at is reading a book and then writing a critical essay.

I try to write an essay every time I speak.

I really love that idea of the essay as an investigation. That’s all anyone‘s life is.

An essay is not an op-ed that tells its reader what to think. An essay is a complicated working-out of one’s own contradictions and complicities.

I’ll read anything Anne Carson writes, anything J. M. Coetzee writes, and anything Cormac McCarthy writes. I’ll drop whatever I’m doing to read a new Mary Ruefle essay.

I wish to continue to essay roles that will help me find my place in the audience‘s hearts.

I essay a negative or a positive character depending on whether it’s a principle role and how much it drives the movie.

I’m trying to put more elements of the essay into my writing.

One time, I was given an essay topic: to describe a perfect horse, whom the mere sight of the rider‘s whip would make obedient. I depicted this perfect horse throwing his rider at the sight of the whip.

I wrote my senior essay on the Santa Fe Writer’s Colony and my dissertation on sacred landscapes – the Grand Canyon, the Dakota Badlands. As a setting, I love the West. I just love that western landscape.

Elise Broach
In an essay, you have the outcome in your pocket before you set out on your journey, and very rarely do you make an intellectual or psychological discovery. But when you write fiction, you don’t know where you are going – sometimes down to the last paragraph – and that is the pleasure of it.

Much has been written about Trump‘s style of speech, which linguists have said is often unintelligible yet deeply compelling. Orwell‘s famous 1946 essay, ‘Politics and the English Language,’ centers on the use of abstract words, often by politicians, to obscure reality.

In writing, something is always left out: it can’t be articulated in the space of an essay.

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.

In school, my favourite class was when we were given a subject for an essay on which we could freewheel. And poetry: I’ve always written it and loved the way words interact, in meaning and in sound.

I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards.

I love the essay. It’s my favorite genre to work in.

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.

Writing scripts is fine because you get through a page quickly. But writing words just reminds me of school. To me a novel would be like writing a 300-page essay.

Criticism is, for me, like essay writing, a wonderful way of relaxation; it doesn’t require a heightened and mediated voice, like prose fiction, but rather a calm, rational, even conversational voice.

For TV you also get those pre-interviews when researchers ask you what you’re going to say. The pre-interview drives me insane. If they’ve already decided the outcome, why don’t I just hand in an essay? Maybe if we talk we’ll find something out. I’d rather just have an awkward pause.

The novel has always been a contradictory form. Here is a long form narrative mainly read originally by consumers who were only newly literate or limited in their literacy. The novel ranked below poetry, essay and history in prestige for a long time.

The tagline at Westin hotels is that they strive to surprise and delight their guests. This is exactly what a college essay should do.

In 2014, as a Christmas gift, I wrote an essay for my husband, about our story. Writing that showed me there was value in interrogating my experiences while they were fresh – especially because I was terrified of forgetting.

Five years before ‘Kitchen Confidential‘ – and before then, the ‘New Yorker‘ essay that led to the book – Bourdain published ‘A Bone in the Throat,’ a crime novel set in the restaurant world he lived and breathed.

I’ve mostly played a villain in Punjabi films, but with ‘Mitti Waajan Mardi,’ I got to essay a comical villain, which the audience loved.

Paradesi’ remains close to my heart because Amina ages in the course of the film and I got to essay her life on screen.

One would think that in writing about literary men and matters there would be no difficulty in finding a title for one’s essay, or that any embarrassment which might arise would be from excess of material. I find this, however, far from being the case.

My feeling is, when you are writing an essay, you don’t make anything up. This may be a very Protestant notion, and I’m aware of the fact that memory is fallible, that if I had access to films or some absolute documentary evidence of what happened, it might look different; we get confused and fuzzy.

I didn’t really see a way to make a living on the farm. I always loved writing. I was the guy who won the D.A.R. essay contest and things like that, and it was the era of Watergate, and I decided I would be the next Woodward and Bernstein, and then retire to the farm.

‘An Education‘ was a complicated piece of work because it came from a tiny essay, so it took me a while to find the story I wanted to tell and the characters I wanted to tell it about. That really only emerged after four or five drafts.

We’d had books in my house growing up, but we had never had anything like lectures. I had never written an essay for my mother. I had never taken an exam. Because I was working a lot as a kid, I just hadn’t elected to read that much.

I’m a fiction writer, and I do write essays, but I am not a poet. And I absolutely reject the phrasewoman writer’ as anti-feminist. I wrote an essay about this as far back as 1977, at the height of the neo-feminist movement.

Writing an essay is like a school assignment: I have my topic, I organize my thoughts, and I write it. I have complete control over what I’m doing. Writing a novel is like setting out on a journey without knowing who or what I’ll encounter, how long it’s going to take, or where I’m going to end up.

I was into Black Power, and my practice Oxbridge essay was a rant. The headmistress said I’d never get in with that, but she was probably wrong. I was the ideal combination: a swot who was also a bad girl.

I thought I was going to write fiction but I fell backwards into non-fiction. It started when I got locked out of two apartments in one day and I told the story to some friends, one of whom worked in the ‘Village Voice’ and asked me to turn it into an essay.

One’s politics are part of one even when one is writing. But if I want to say anything about the state of civil society, I will write an essay. The responsibilities you feel as a novelist are literary ones, I think, not civic ones. And I think politicians are interesting to write about.

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.

‘Flaubert’s Parrot‘ is an amphibious book in which what appears to be a personal essay about Flaubertian writing is gradually, delicately transformed into an extremely sad novel in which the differences between character, author, and narrator are less clear than they appear at first glance.

I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much.

Style has become a crucial differentiating factor for most actors in the industry. I generally choose my look based on the character I essay. I research a lot on the Internet and pick something that would suit my face.

I had tried writing novels for many years, and they always escaped me. For a long time, I thought, ‘It’s just not in me to write a novel. It’s not something I’m able to do.’ It seemed like everything I wrote naturally ended at the bottom of page three. A picture book, three pages; an essay, three pages.

Katrina silenced me for two years. I wrote a 12-page essay on my experience in Katrina, and that’s it. I didn’t write anything for, like, two, two and a half years after Katrina hit because it was so traumatic.

In Raja Chanda’s ‘Ley Halua Ley,’ I essay Locket’s miser husband, who is suspicious of his beautiful wife. He is ready to go to any extent to protect his wife. The script of this film is hilarious.

Kharaj Mukherjee
Studying English was useless, completely useless. It took me years to recover from that. Every time I tried to write, it sounded like a bad university essay.

What a writer can do, what a fiction writer or a poet or an essay writer can do is re-engage people with their own humanity.

I believe that a work of art, like metaphors in language, can ask the most serious, difficult questions in a way which really makes the readers answer for themselves; that the work of art far more than an essay or a tract involves the reader, challenges him directly and brings him into the argument.

Philosophy wasn’t about facts, it was about ideas. My first essay title was something like: ‘How can you know what other people are thinking?’ I thought, ‘Wow, what an amazing thing.’ I really thought deeply for the first time.

Perhaps I abandoned criticism because I am full of contradictions, and when you write an essay, you are not supposed to contradict yourself. But in the theater, by inventing various characters, you can. My characters are contradictory not only in their language but in their behavior as well.

The point of the essay is to change things.

Edward Tufte