Do not insert a quotation solely for its literary merits.
One example of a quotation that adds flair: Once you’ve carefully selected the quotations that you want to use, your next job is to weave those quotations into your text.
And quotations are only one type of evidence: well-balanced papers may also make use of paraphrases, data, and statistics.
The types of evidence you use will depend in part on the conventions of the discipline or audience for which you are writing.
Your words can serve as the “bread” that helps readers digest each quote easily.
Below are four guidelines for setting up and following up quotations.
The more closely the author thinks of why he wrote, the more he comes to regard his imagination as a kind of self-generating cement which glued his facts together, and his emotions as a kind of dark and obscure designer of those facts.
Reluctantly, he comes to the conclusion that to account for his book is to account for his life.
If the use of language is your primary topic, then you will obviously need to quote users of that language.
Examples of topics that might require the frequent use of quotations include: Southern colloquial expressions in William Faulkner’s Light in August Ms.