21 Answered Questions for the topic Quotes
What do these two quotes mean?
"We're all standing on the edge of a cliff, all the time, every day, a cliff we're all going over. Our choice isn't about that. Our choice is about whether we want to go kicking and screaming or... more
“Flowers of Algernon” Passage
I need some help finding 2 quotes that relate to the main character “Charlie” or his experiences. This is to write a theme statement for my ELA class!thanks!!!
How did Shakespeare's works impact modern literature?
I need to give a 3 minute presentation explaining how Shakespeare's works made an impact on literature, what he created/discovered and why his works have lived on. Any examples and quotes would be... more
what do you think this means?
When the first tear is from the person’s right eye, it is a happy tear but if the first tear is from the person’s left, then it is a sad tear. So what do you think this means?On the face of the... more
Quote at the beginning of a chapter, is it advisable for fiction novels?
I have read a few non-fiction works (mostly scientific) where there is a quote at the beginning of each new chapter. Sometimes the quote related to the chapter along with the title, sometimes it... more
How are embedded quotations used?
How would embedded quotations be used when quoting from passages/sources within an essay? What would be the difference between normal quotations and embedded quotations?
Attributing quotes to fictional characters?
Let's say, for example, that I want to post my favourite quote from *Babylon 5* somewhere:> "I'm not saying what I'm saying. I'm not saying what I'm thinking. As a matter of fact, I'm not... more
Punctuation within quotes?
When I was at school I was told that a quote should end with a comma. For example: > "The car is on the road," said Tom. "No it isn't," replied Dick. "He's right — it's over there!" said... more
How should a narrative parenthetical remark be placed in reference to a dialog quotation?
I’m wondering how to place a narrative parenthetical remark in dialog. I’m proofreading a book with a quote that doesn’t look right to me:He whispered, “I think she will have a child in Raspberry... more
How to show that a character is quoting from a book?
I am editing a text in which the characters use quotations from the Bible quite often.Example: Jeremiah turned toward him, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to... more
What's the history of the source of the slogan "power to the people"?
I can't find any detailed information on this phrase from a reasonable amount of internet searching.
I'm trying to find a primary source (or some historical authentication) for John Quincy Adams' Toledo War quote.?
Never in the course of my life have I known a controversy of which all the right was so clearly on one side and all the power so overwhelmingly on the other. John Quincy Adams is widely credited to... more
For dragons are fire made flesh, and fire is power.?
This quote is from "A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Two" *By George R.R. Martin*.This is the full quote:> "They shall come day and night to see the wonder that has been born again... more
Crow collects chunks of glass in a hollow tree?
So I'm reading "Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami and I came across this passage this line :"Like the way a crow collects chunks of glass in a hollow tree."In context:---"Don't be silly," said... more
Is it "end quote" or "unquote"?
When reading something that has a quote in the middle of it, is it proper to say "end quote" or "unquote" to signal the end of the quote? I've heard both ways.
Meaning of "indispensable" in Thoreau quote?
> Most of the luxuries, and many of the so called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hinderances to the elevation of mankind. ~ "Walden", Henry David ThoreauIn my... more
How to use a quote with frequent changes?
I am editing a manuscript in which the author frequently wants to change words within a fairly long quote (two sentences or more), and believes that if he does so he no longer needs to put the rest... more
What's your best trick to break out of an unbalanced quote condition in BASE SAS?
As a base SAS programmer, you know the drill: You submit your SAS code, which contains an unbalanced quote, so now you've got not only and unclosed quote, but also unclosed comments, macro... more
Would you say "quote/end quote"?
> A girl said, quote, I want a lollipop, end quote, as she walked past the candy store. Would you say it like that out loud?
How do you cite a quote from a website?
So I've pulled a quote off of google images and it has who the quote was said by, but not if it was an interview or magazine snippet, and I'm not sure how to cite it in my papers bibliography.
I need a few quotes from Night by Elie Wiesel regarding respect of other species
I have an assignment and I must have several quotes that address the themes given. One of the themes I am stuck on is respect of other species. In essence it's asking for a respect towards a person... more