What words inspire you? Communicators share their favorite passages

When the writing gets tough, the tough tap into classic books for motivation.

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Writing has a certain rhythm, a natural flow; and when you’re in “the zone,” a keyboard creates a sublime cadence. It’s a beautiful thing—to write and not be fully aware of how you’re stringing sentences together to make an empty page whole.

But then, you get stuck.

So, what pages do you turn to when you’re looking for inspiration? We asked communicators and MyRaganites to weigh in. We hope these words motivate you to get back to writing some of your own. If not, feel free to add some of your favorite lines from books.

From The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away. There’s something very sensuous about it—overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands.”

Submitted by MaryEllen Nugent Lee, of 2 PR Chicks

From Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

“We see a newborn moth unwrapping itself and announce, Look, children, a miracle! But let an irreversible wound be knit back to seamlessness? We won’t even see it, though we look at it every day.”

Submitted by MyRaganite Eileen Burmeister, internal communications

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