quote from

quote from (someone or something)

To write or recite a quotation verbatim from some author or piece of writing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "quote" and "from" to specify what has been quoted. I'd love to quote a few lines from your poem during my speech, if that's all right. It took me a while to realize he was quoting from Shakespeare.
See also: quote
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quote (something) from someone or something

to recite something verbatim that someone else has said; to recite something verbatim from a printed source. May I quote from your letter of the tenth? Do you mind if I quote a line from Keats?
See also: quote
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
On this subject I will quote from Drever's "Instinct in Man," p.
Some sites only give you quotes from providers that financially benefit them while other sites will only give you a quote from the provider that pays them the most.
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A Pennsylvania high school has come under fire after a quote from Adolf Hitler appeared in its 2010 student yearbook.
According to the Express-Times, Easton Area High School in Easton, Pa., reportedly unveiled its new student yearbook featuring a quote from the Nazi dictator alongside quoted of other famous leaders and authors.
As the subtitle says, Casey provides "Words of Wisdom from a Worried Canine." Each page includes a short quote, story, or fable from Casey as well as a relating quote from other famous philosophers such as Winston Churchill, John Lennon, or Lily Tomlin.
I was interested to find a quote from my organization, the Oregon Downtown Development Association (ODDA), in your latest issue, when neither I nor any of my staff were ever interviewed.
The quote from ODDA that I used describes a genuine source of conflict, but as Dugger notes, it is also quite old--it dates back to 1988.
In our story about Fidel Castro's love affair with Hollywood ("Castro's Casting Couch," April), we reprinted a quote from Steven Spielberg--characterizing an evening with Castro as "the most important eight hours of my life"--that originated in the Cuban press and was later picked up by several media outlets, including Agence France-Press and the National Review.
There's also a quote from Revelations 22:19 which sums up the whole issue of quoting: "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." I'd say it's the first recorded copyright, not by the law of the state but through an appeal to people's afterlife.
More than once it is Folly herself that suggests she is going to quote from the vernacular.
Within a week, however, our agent came back with a quote from another company that was almost as low as the one I got.
"Aspects of the technical interpretation are generally confused with aspects of the grammatical interpretation." The quote from Schleiermacher began the line of text.
There was the glowing profile on "60 Minutes"; a front and center Washington Post Style section article headlined "Wild Man on the Hill: Ohio's |Teflon Congressman' Making His Presence Felt"; recent appearances on "Crossfire," "MacNeil-Lehrer," and "ABC News with David Brinkley," two entire "Donahue" segments where he was permitted to rant on any topic he wished, and, of course, a regular diet of soundbites on the networks, especially "Fox Morning News." "We're aware we use him a lot," admits CNN Capitol Hill producer John Roselli, "but sometimes his quotes are so good you can't resist." So good that in the Capitol, says one Hill reporter, the occasional rush to get a quote from Traficant has recently dubbed a "Trafic-jam."