Yet the quotation they select, taken out of context, misrepresents the overall message of Gates' highly critical address.
I have a quotation from my wife, since only one of us could speak.
I got up to go, and the voice behind me said, “I find it often helps to start with a quotation.”
Everything seems to have quotation marks around it, and countless people now make their living by annotating reality.
My family still calls me Joe," he says, "but when my mother's mad, she'll call me Nathan in quotation marks.
It is impossible to render justice to the Labyrinth in a few pages, and no book lends itself less to quotation.
And that was the nearest the little adventuress ever came to making a Biblical quotation.
The quotation marks alone (and the comment within the parentheses) are mine.
In June, 1795, the quotation of the assignat oscillated violently.
My first quotation from the poem itself is one of some importance, as serving to show the probable time at which it was written.
mid-15c., "numbering," later (1530s) "marginal notation," noun of action from quote (v.) or else from Medieval Latin quotationem (nominative quotatio), noun of action from past participle stem of quotare "to number." Meaning "an act of quoting" is from 1640s; that of "passage quoted" is from 1680s. Quotation marks attested by 1777.