Intro: You can use your inspirational 4th of July quotes and sayings to make your writing more hypnotic and more appealing to your reader. In his book, "Hypnotic Writing: How to Seduce and Persuade Your Customers With Only Your Words," Joe Vitale says that using quotes makes your writing come alive because "dialogue is alive." And writing that is alive keeps people engrossed in the pages of your books, journals, sales letters and blogs. Below, you'll find some inspirational and famous Independence Day quotes to use to better engage your readers as well as some tips for how to maximize the effectiveness of these words of wisdom in your writing.
Here are Some Additional Quotes for Your Writing Tasks
Famous Inspirational 4th of July Quotes About Freedom & Independence
Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions. John F. Kennedy
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Albert Camus
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality. George Washington
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine
Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority--literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political. Ignazio Silone
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. Erma Bombeck
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis
The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation. Woodrow Wilson
Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. Benjamin Franklin
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler
How to Use 4th of July Quotes & Other Words of Wisdom in Your Writing
According to Vitale's book, quotes can be a thought line for your writing. In other words, it can be the statement that encapsulates the whole theme for your writing. It can also add to your credibility, because you are quoting from a well-known expert in your field.
The Russian scientist, Ivan Pavlov said that
Men are apt to be more influenced by words than by the actual reality of the surrounding facts.
This is something that Peter Guber in his book "Tell to Win" maintains. People are more sold on our ideas through our stories than by any facts and figures dump that we could provide them with. The human mind is actually biologically programmed to respond to stories and metaphors. Anyone who has ever done a presentation using only facts and figures can tell you that he/ she probably did not get the response from the audience they were hoping for. While these elements can help support what your story says, don't make the mistake of using them in lieu of your story. Your writing won't pull the results you want.
Fortunately, stories don't have to be long. They can be a couple of lines, a format which quotes fit very nicely.
What Your 4th of July Quotes can do to Boost Your Readers' Good Feelings
Fourth of July sayings, poems and quotes by famous people can help move and influence your audience because of the shared history and feelings. This provides a shortcut to your readers' emotions that sometimes takes much more exposition had you not used the quote. For example, we know without talking about it that President John F. Kennedy thought about about freedom and sacrifice, so it stands to reason that anything he says about the topic is credible.
But more importantly, by using Kennedy's quotes on freedom or any other famous or funny sayings about Independence Day, you can practice what advertisers call "feelings transference" or "transfer advertising."
Here's how Chron describes transfer advertising:
Transfer advertising attempts to transfer people's feelings about one topic or product to another topic or product. By using positive associations you already have in one area, the advertiser doesn't have to start from scratch to create those same positive associations for its product.
Where to Use Motivational Quotes of the Day
While I have talked about using your quotes about Independence Day in sales letters or on blogs, you can also use them to draw attention to write-ups on sites like Amazon if you're self-publishing your own books. They can open up a book description or be used at the front of your book to provide your book with a thought line that conveys the book's themes quickly and succinctly.
Here are the three things that will work best when using quotes in your writing:
- Short - one line quotes often work better than longer ones
- Relevant - does it tie in with the theme of what you're writing about?
- Is the quote by someone your reader will know? (Helps with feelings transference)
Finally, while the scope of this article has discussed using your funny and inspirational 4th of July quotes and sayings, you aren't limited to using quotes only on Independence Day. Short words of wisdom can make any piece of your writing come more alive.
Peter Guber; Tell to Win
Joe Vitale; Hypnotic Writing