Category: Quotes

A quote is a transcript of what someone has said or written, crediting the person. The word quote is often used as slang for quotation, a speaking or writing passage that is repeated word for word. Most dictionaries encourage quotation to mean quotation, but others may define such use as casual. Given the frequency of this use in edited news copies, do not think too much about using quotes to say quote. Unless you’re writing about someone who is very formal, of course. A major part of writing is quotes. When everything is well-said, people use quotes. It will help to make your own statement sound better with a quote from someone popular or clever. Please try to place it in quotation marks and give due credit anytime you use a quotation. Often, don’t modify any of the words: precisely what the author said or wrote should be a quote.