# Escaping multiline strings in Mathematica

I want to assign long multi-line strings in Mathematica. Is there a way of delineating a block without having to escape each instance of '"' with '\"' and each line ending with '\'?

i.e. In other languages we can do this: ''' mu very long multi line string with "quotes" '''

If I understand correctly, the closest to Python's triple quotes is a TextCell. You can enter it as follows:
Here I opened an inline cell after typing the input a =. This is done by pressing Ctrl-9 (or going to the Insert menu, then to Typesetting... and Start Inline Cell).
In the light orange highlighted box, you can type any text you want in a natural way, just like in Python between """.