In definition, a quote is the repetition of one’s expression as part of another, particularly when the quoted expression is well known, and it is indicated by punctuation and quotation marks. Now we all love a good quote, right? A good quote brings with it much wisdom such as poetry does and yes, quote’s are like poetry but inside of using the same formalities as poetry does quotes convey a sense of wisdom in fewer words than a sentence or a paragraph.
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. Quotations are also commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader. Pragmatically speaking, quotations can also be used as language games (in the Wittgensteinian sense of the term) to manipulate social order and the structure of society.
Information from – Wikipedia
Now there are many quotations ranging from different meaning’s and significance and are meant for a wide range of reasons from success, motivation, to inspire another, to portray wisdom within a small piece of structured wording, similar to how poets try to convey meaning behind their literature however as quotes are broken off pieces of another’s speech or text we can diverge it from full poetry.
An example of a quote:
There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle – Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate
Quotes contain much wisdom within them and that is why I love them, as they contain within them other people’s wisdom, knowledge and feeling’s, they convey meaning in such a way that they become a beautiful testament to how powerful English literature really is and how it plays a significant part in learning not only about other’s but about ourselves to.