30+ Best Essay Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Essay is a short piece of writing on a particular subject, especially one done by students as part of the work for a course. Profoundly inspirational essay quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Essay Quotes

It was clear to me that reality was catching up with satire so fast that somebody might read this essay on how to have the December 31 baby and obey it. Josh Freed

Peter’s essay on matter-of-factedness sucked big time but how can you not love Peter. He’s such a sweet boy. Reed Kroloff

We’re providing all the supplies and dinner. Parents just bring in pictures they want to put in the scrapbook, and the essay the kids wrote will be the centerpiece. It will pull a little at the heartstrings because the essay and pictures are so meaningful. Amy Anderson

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. Tawni O’Dell

The kids will then get to write an essay about their photo. Erica Schultz

We wanted an undergraduate course text based on current research; one that suited the way in which we teach our second-year designated essay course in Canadian sport history; and one that would be very readable to a general audience. We wanted to go beyond the chronicling of sports’ events for the die-hard sport fan; instead, we wanted to show how sport was woven into the fabric of Canadian culture and shaped by social forces such as gender, class, and race. Don Morrow

The days of sitting at a little desk writing an essay in pencil are fading away. Mark Greenberg

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. Matthew Pearl

They will review a book by a writer much older than themselves as if it were an over-ambitious essay by a second-year student . . . It is the little dons I complain about, like so many corgis trotting up, hoping to nip your ankles. B. Priestley

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

I remember trying to impress her by writing an essay about the Rocky Mountains and the bears and it was the first bad review I ever had – shameful! Laurie Lee

I was going to go to an out-of-state university and needed funding for it. This sounded like a lot more fun than writing an essay for scholarship money. Krystal Long

Top Essay Quotes

Essay, Mr. Sterling. I’m talking about a statewide essay contest for New York kids. The winner will be used in all your ads. Tammy Dibbs

No man’s knowledge here can go beyond experience. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding.) John Locke

She also won the gold medal in the Super Quiz and essay components. I’ve done essay judging since I began serving as coordinator in 2000, and Emma’s essay was one of the best I’ve seen. Joanne Argyres

When I lead essay workshops, I ask students to come up with at least five topics, which they’ll narrow down to one. The winning idea should be the story the student is most excited to tell because it honestly reflects his or her best self. Kate Klise

Ask the current president of the United States that question and you’ll get an essay answer, Gary Bauer

I think there may be ways to tame the organizational beast, though I have hardly room in this essay to do more than suggest that such means exist. Robert Shea

It was sort of something that I had wanted to do, but it was a surprise, … It’s a very interesting essay on people and how they approach their work, and how they approach each other, and how they see themselves. Julie Kent

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. Marquis de Lafayette

The essay is about connection to his homeland. It’s about honoring his parents, and the importance of ritual. Jay Allison

Natalie is a wonderful writer. Her insight in her writing is older than her years. I had a feeling when I first read her essay that it would be chosen as the winner. Natalie has a great future. Marilyn Harris

It was out of doing that essay that I thought I had enough to do a book, James Benze

The great American food writer M. F. K. Fisher once wrote an essay called ‘The Anatomy of a Recipe.’ To have a good anatomy, in her view, a recipe should have a sense of logical progression. She despaired of recipes with ‘anatomical faults,’ where the reader is told to make a cake batter and only then to grease the loaf pans. Bee Wilson

I don’t have the looks to compete at a bar, and I’m not that funny. So the last thing I want is to be in a situation where that’s what I’m competing on. I’d rather be on OkCupid or Match, where I can write a 300-word essay about myself that’s really good. Sam Yagan

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

We’ve got our timing spectacularly wrong on one or two things. We did a cover story called ‘The End of War’, the week they started bombing Kosovo. In our last issue we had an essay on the end of English cricket. Philip Goodhart

One night she slipped a note in my hotel mailbox. It was a small essay of encouragement and praise from out of the blue. Jill Carroll

I also did electrical and chemistry experiments at that time. At first, when asked in school to prepare an essay about my career, I prepared one about a career as an electrical engineer like my father. Later, when I actually entered Carnegie Tech. in Pittsburgh, I entered as a student with the major of chemical engineering. John Nash

I’d always try to get a C, maybe a B. Other girls would trot off a brilliant essay and go off to Oxford; I’d think: ‘Where is the justice?’ I took A-levels in English, history and theatre studies and got three Bs. Romola Garai

It was like writing an essay or a book because at every detail one had to consider what was new and what was old and how the relationship came together, David Nelson

I found you essay to be good and original. However, the part that was original was not good and the part that was good was not original. Samuel Johnson