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Transcript of QUOTATIONS
, also called
, are punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark.
Common quotation sources
Famous quotations are frequently collected in books that are sometimes called quotation dictionaries or treasuries. Of these,
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Dictionary of Quotations,
The Yale Book of Quotations
Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases are considered among the most reliable and comprehensive sources. Diaries and calendars often include quotations for entertainment or inspirational purposes, and small, dedicated sections in newspapers and weekly magazines—with recent quotations by leading personalities on current topics—have also become commonplace.
Quotations and the Internet
Reasons for using quotations
Quotations are used for a variety of reasons:
to illuminate the meaning or to support the arguments of the work in which it is being quoted;
to provide direct information about the work being quoted (whether in order to discuss it, positively or negatively);
to pay homage to the original work or author;
to make the user of the quotation seem well-read, and/or to comply with copyright law.
Quotation marks have a variety of forms and uses.
How to use quotation marks?
WHAT IS A QUOTATION?
A quotation is the repetition of one expression as part of another one, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed by citation
to its original source, and it is indicated by
Quotations are also commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader.
The increase of written means of informal communication brought about by the Internet has produced the practice of using quotations as personal flags, as in one's own signature block. This is most commonly seen in email messages and Usenet posts, while it is almost never seen in blog posts. Quotations are also popular as a user's personal message, a line under the user's nickname in some Instant Messaging clients (and here they often go uncited). In all these cases, quotations are usually included to give a glimpse of the user's personality, to make a statement of their beliefs, or to spread views and ideas
Many quotations are routinely incorrect or attributed to the wrong authors, and quotations from obscure or unknown writers are often attributed to far more famous writers. Examples of this are
, to whom many political quotations of uncertain origin are attributed, and
, to whom anonymous humorous quotations are sometimes attributed.
"We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us."
Commonly misattributed to George Orwell without citation. Sometimes also misattributed to Winston Churchill without citation.
Quotation marks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quotation_mark;
"How to use quotation marks?": https://www.youtube.com/;
Images of quotations in various books: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maqdm2iWYL1qb2x4ao1_500.jpg;
Images of quotation dictionaries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quotation;
Images to show how quotations are used in social networks: https://www.instagram.com/ and https://www.whatsapp.com/?l=it;
John Oliver - Quotations: https://www.youtube.com/.