I want to quote a little Shakespeare or Goethe at the begining of my essay, but I don't know how to start. I've never begin my essay this way before.
Could you give me some tips or examples?
You also need to make sure that it's relevant and that you can make it clear why it's there.
Depending on the type of essay, you may also need to remember to acknowledge the quote at the end (say who wrote it, and perhaps which play it's from).