It can be tempting to quickly paste them in your paper and hope they (sort of) make sense.
Sure, there are times when you’ll get lucky and the quotes will pretty much work, but most times, they’ll be awkward quotes that don’t support your arguments.
As you can see, the decision of using a long quotation is not trivial. Punctuating Long Quotes: Long quotations should be set off as block quotations.
Formatting block quotations should be as per the guidelines that you might have been provided.
I have come across writing that acquires a romantic edge merely by including a poetic quotation.
If you are quoting from poetry, keep in mind that: If you use a single line extract of a poem, punctuate it like any other short quotation without the slashes.
If you want to make an impact on your reader, you can draw on the potential of quotations.
The effective use of quotations augments the power of your arguments and makes your essays more interesting.
Those random quotes from famous people—such as, “People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do,” by Isaac Asimov—sound cool, but unless you use them in the perfect context, they’re just filler. FYI: Even though beginning your introduction with a quotation can be an excellent strategy, random celebrity quotes aren’t the best choice for the opening lines of your paper.
Don’t pick random sentences from your sources, either.