A quotation is an exact literal wording taken from any text or utterance of phrases or a simple sentence and even to an impressive text fragment.
You can find both direct and indirect speech in the text quotes. Using a direct quotation, you need to specify the author and the statement put between speech marks. Indirect citation is not intended to specify the author, thus, the quotation is introduced in the text by means of parenthetic words or expletive structures. It is obvious that direct speech is more expressive and convincing.
Why do we use the quotation in a speech, letter? Do we use them to confirm our own thoughts, to clarify any matter or to flaunt our knowledge in the society we live?
It makes sense to mention the quote said by Michel de Montaigne: "I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better."
Undeniably, one of the characteristics of a highly-educated person is his erudition and subsequently the use of quotations and aphorisms of what he reads. Using a quotation in the right place and time immediately attracts people's attention around you. The quotations said by classics and philosophers tend to be good as an argument while discussions. Nowadays quotes are particularly relevant as brief and concise status in various social networks.
Besides, the quotes taken from different compositions that help to get the whole picture; for instance, it is possible to get interested about a new book or a movie just by reading a couple of interesting quotes from there. It is also good to refresh your memory about some favorite moments; one has only to read a couple of lines.
If you know a lot of quotes, you can use them in any particular situation. Perhaps it's worth to be a broad-viewed and appreciated person.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Age appears to be best in four things: old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.