13 quotes to share with your marketing-communications team

Sometimes, a great quotation is all you need to get inspired.

Whatever form your department’s shared board takes—an idea board on Pinterest, a marker board in the conference room, a bulletin board in the break room, or a channel on Slack—here are a few great quotes about writing to share with your team:

  1. “A sentence should never be cruel and unusual.”
    —William C. Burton, attorney
  2. “We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”
    —Winston Churchill
  3. “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.”
    —Ray Bradbury
  4. “That is part of the beauty of literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong”
    ―F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. “Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say ‘infinitely’ when you mean ‘very’; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”
    —C. S. Lewis
  6. “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
    —Aldous Huxley
  7. “Creativity is an import-export game. It’s not a creation game.”
    —Ronald S. Burt
  1. “Clarity begins at home.”
    —Edie Schwager, speaker with the American Medical Writers Association
  2. “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft.”
    —Anne Lamott
  3. “If you take hyphens seriously, you will surely go mad.”
    —Harper Dictionary of Contemporary Usage
  4. “Half the trouble in life is caused by pretending there isn’t any.”
    —Edith Wharton
  5. “Not all mediums are happy.”
  6. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
    —George Bernard Shaw

Any others that should be on this list?

This post was first published on Ragan Communication’s PR Daily.


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