One wonders if this is the kind of quote that Bush 41 wants to live on in posterity.
Ideological purity in politics, to quote Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, “is a dead-dog loser.”
To quote the mission statement, the objective of the patrols is to "disrupt the routine of the Palestinian residents."
I'm about to quote something pretty deplorable, but not in order to deplore it.
On Monday, we get clips of the papers, magazines, and blogs that quote from these interviews.
There is a passage which is often quoted for its great beauty: we quote it also for its great appropriateness.
And he's likely to talk the most execrable slang, or to quote Browning.
Who—to quote only one example—has not heard Schubert's Ave Maria played on a 'cello?
There are other similar passages which I need not now quote.
Two instances: I will quote only two instances out of hundreds I could produce from my own acquaintance.
late 14c., coten, "to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references," from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare "distinguish by numbers, number chapters," from Latin quotus "which in order? what number (in sequence)?," from quot "how many," from PIE *kwo-ti-, from pronomial root *kwo- (see who).
The sense development is via "to give as a reference, to cite as an authority" (1570s) to "to copy out or repeat exact words" (1670s). Modern spelling with qu- is from early 15c. The business sense of "to state the price of a commodity" (1866) revives the etymological meaning. Related: Quoted; quoting.
"a quotation," 1885, from quote (v.). From c.1600 as "a marginal reference." Quotes for "quotation marks" is from 1869.