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The quote box template allows you to easily put a quote (and its source) inside a box. This is useful in articles where you are short on images and want to add some sort of graphic, or you just want to set off an important or interesting quote away from the main text.

As a stylistic device, the quoted text is italicized in the box by default, so you don't need to put quote marks (" ") around the quoted text; the italics do the work of quote marks in this context. (Should you want to defeat any part of the default italics in the quote, put two apostrophes on each side of the quoted text you do not want italicized, ''like this''.)

You can pick how wide you want the box (as px or a percentage), and how to align it (center, right, left). The parameters are:


For example, entering the following:

|quote=Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.
|source=[[William Shakespeare]], ''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]'', Act III, Scene I.

produces the quote seen in this article.

Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war.
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene I.


Originally sourced from Wikinews from the 17th March 2009 review. All contributors can be seen here. Further modifications made here.