how to use quotations in essays
According to Schama, Louis XVI remained calm during his trial: “The Terror had no power to frighten an old man of seventy-two.” (822).
In the words of X, . . .
You may shoot me with your words,
In case that the original fragment includes a punctuation mark, you’ll also be required to add it in the quote, similarly to the following example:
Write an introductory lead-in to tell the reader what the quote is about. For a block quote, your lead in will be an entire sentence that explains what the reader should understand after reading the block quote. At the end of this sentence, put a colon. Then, put your block quote. This is how you would lead into a block quote:  X Research source
“In The Things They Carried, the items carried by soldiers in the Vietnam war are used to both characterize them and burden the readers with the weight they are carrying:
This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, PhD. Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas. He received his PhD in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.
As you can see from this example, context matters!
For example, if you take material from the end of a sentence, keep the period in as usual.
They are sentence(s), phrase(s), or word(s) that cited from a text by someone who isn’t the original author.
An example is evidence from the text that supports your argument. Evidence includes quotations, images, statistics etc.