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{{Cquote}} (for Centered pull-quote) is a template meant for pull-quotes, the visually distinctive text that is already present in the same article.

  • NOTE: This template should not be used for quotations if they are not repeated elsewhere in the main text. The Manual of Style recommendation is:
    • For visually distinctive quotation, use {{Quotation}} template.
    • For long quotations, use the HTML <blockquote> element, such as through the use of the {{Quote}} template.
  • Pull-quotes work best when used with short sentences, and at the start or end of a section, as a hint of the section's content.
  • For shorter pull-quotes of 50 words or fewer in a similar style, consider using {{Rquote}} which sets the quote off to either the right or left as in a magazine sidebar. This can be effective on essay pages and WikiProject homepages.


  1. {{cquote|quote text}}
  2. {{cquote|quote text|author=author or speaker}}
  3. {{cquote|quote text|author=author or speaker|source=title of article, speech, book, etc.}}


Parameter 1
text of the quote; use <br /> between paragraphs.
Note: if the quote text contains one or more "=" (equal signs), then the template must be called as {{cquote|1=quote text}} (see "Equals sign in parameter value")
Deprecated positional parameter 2
"size", "quotewidth", or "width" can also be used. Desired size of the quotation marks. Currently this value is ignored and the size is always 35px, except for the values 10px, 20px, 30px, 40px, 50px, and 60px retained for historical reasons. This was used to scale the graphical quotation marks up and down to suit larger or smaller quotes.
Deprecated positional parameter 3
"quoteheight" – it was used for desired height of the quotation marks, but is now ignored.
Name of the person that wrote or spoke the text being quoted. Can include wiki syntax.
Source of the quote (publication title, speech, etc.). Can include wiki syntax.
The color of the background.
When set to "yes", the quote expands to the entire width of the page. Useful for small quotes, but may clash with other floating objects, such as infoboxes.

Simple example

{{cquote|quote text}}
To be, or not to be.

Sourced example

|Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
|author=[[Albert Einstein]]
|source=in a letter to his son<ref>[[Walter Isaacson]], ''Einstein: His Life and Universe'' (2007), p. 367.</ref>
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein, in a letter to his son[1]

  1. Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), p. 367.

Other examples

{{cquote|1=F=ma|author=[[Isaac Newton]]}}

(the 1= is necessary as quote text contains an equal sign)


Isaac Newton

:<math>E=mc^2</math>|author=[[Albert Einstein]]}}

(quote text contains an equal sign and math syntax)


Albert Einstein

See also

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