“Hook ‘Em with a Quote” Challenge

Sometimes it’s helpful to use someone else’s words to begin writing. Today, use a quote from something you’ve read to introduce your post — it’s called an epigraph. You see a similar technique at the beginning of books; here’s the epigraph in Mario Puzo’s The Godfather:

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
— Balzac

You can write about anything for today’s post. The only requirement is that you begin with a blockquote, which you can create in your post with the quotation mark icon:

A screenshot of the post editor with the blockquote tool highlighted

The type of quote you choose is up to you. Maybe the passage is something you’d like to comment on, or is one of your favorite quotes. Or maybe you read a great essay the other day, and one of its lines made you think.

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