A broken quotation is where only a part of a quotation is cited or is paraphrased:
Who said plenty would bring a country to its knees?
A strange species we are. We can stand anything God and nature can throw at us save only plenty. If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much, and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy, sick. [Steinbeck]
A closed quotation >> "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."
You might like to look at this as well: Jean Nicod Online Papers :: [ijn_00000157, version 1] Open Quotation