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    Quotation and attribution

    I have seen situations where quotation marks were used and when they were not. Are quotation marks usage considered formal and no QM considered informal or simply up to writer style preference?

    Had hard time confirming this difference in usage from an on- line formal source.

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    “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
    -Mark Twain

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    The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
    -Mark Twain

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    Re: Quotation and attribution

    Use quotation marks.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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