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{{Quote}} adds a block quotation to a page.

This is easier to type and more wiki-like than the equivalent HTML ‎<blockquote>...‎</blockquote> tags, and has additional pre-formatted attribution and source parameters.


Unnamed (positional) parameters

{{quote|phrase|person|source}} This markup will fail if any parameter contains an equals sign (=).

Numbered (positional) parameters


Named parameters




{{Quote|text=Cry "Havoc" and let slip the dogs of war.|sign=William Shakespeare|source=''Julius Caesar'', act III, scene I}}

Cry "Havoc" and let slip the dogs of war.
—William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, act III, scene I


If you do not provide quoted text, the template generates a parser error message, which will appear in red text in the rendered page.

If any parameter's actual value contains an equals sign (=), you must use named parameters. (The equals sign gets interpreted as a named parameter otherwise.)

If any parameter's actual value contains characters used for wiki markup syntax (such as pipe, brackets, single quotation marks, etc.), you may need to escape it. See Template:! and friends.

Be wary of URLs which contain restricted characters. The equals sign is especially common.

Multiple paragraphs[edit]

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The ‎<blockquote> element and any templates that use it do not honor newlines:

Markup Renders as
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4

Line 1 Line 2 Line 3 Line 4

To resolve this, use the ‎<poem> tag inside ‎<blockquote>:

Markup Renders as
Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4

Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.


Adds a block quotation.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

texttext 1 quote

The text to quote

signsign 2 cite

The person who is being quoted

sourcesource 3

A source for the quote


See also[edit]

Similar templates comparison:

  • {{Quote}} – quote without border, page-wide, smaller-sized attribution
  • {{Quotation}} – quote with border, page-wide
  • {{Cquote}} – pull-quote between graphic quotation marks, page-wide
  • {{talk quotation}} – talk-page inline quotation