Quoting is all around us.
There are times when we want to highlight the words of a particularly important and authoritative source on our topic. Used effectively, quotations can provide important pieces of evidence and lend fresh voices and perspectives to our statement.
Beautiful or engaging words called into service from elsewhere serve to decorate texts.
Let’s Quote when the speaker or writer is an expert on the subject or an otherwise famous person whose specific words might be newsworthy, of general interest, or add credibility to our paper.
Let’s Quote to reproduce important statements of information, opinion, or policy.