# Template:Centered pull quote

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## Usage

{{Centered pull quote}} is a template meant for pull quotes, the visually distinctive repetition of text that is already present in the same article. In most cases, this is not appropriate for use in encyclopedia articles.

• NOTE: This template should only be used for short pull quotes, which repeat quoted text already appearing in the article, and never for block quotations..
• The Manual of Style guidelines for block quotations recommend formatting block quotations using the HTML <blockquote> element (which can be done with the {{bq}} template), or the {{quote}} or {{quote box}} quotation templates.
• Pull quotes work best when used with short sentences, and at the start or end of a section, as a hint of the following section's content.
• For very short pull quotes, consider using {{Reduced pull quote}} which sets the quote off to either the right or left as in a magazine sidebar. This can be effective on essay pages and WikiProject homepages.

### Syntax

1. {{centered pull quote|quote text}}
2. {{centered pull quote|quote text|author=author or speaker}}
3. {{centered pull quote|quote text|author=author or speaker|source=title of article, speech, book, etc.}}

### Parameters

Parameter 1
text of the quote; use <br /> between paragraphs.
Required
Note: if the quote text contains one or more "=" (equal signs), then the template must be called as {{centered pull quote|1=quote text}} (see "Equals sign in parameter value")
author
Name of the person that wrote or spoke the text being quoted. Can include wiki syntax.
source
Source of the quote (publication title, speech, etc.). Can include wiki syntax.
bgcolor
The color of the background.
wide
When set to "yes", the quote expands to the entire width of the page. Useful for small quotes, but may clash with other floating objects, such as infoboxes.

### Simple example

{{centered pull quote|quote text}}


### Sourced example

{{
centered pull quote|Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
|author=[[Albert Einstein]]
|source=in a letter to his son<ref>[[Walter Isaacson]], ''Einstein: His Life and Universe'' (2007), p. 367.</ref>
}}

1. ^ Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), p. 367.

### Other examples

{{centered pull quote|1=F=ma|author=[[Isaac Newton]]}}


(the 1= is necessary as quote text contains an equal sign)

{{centered pull quote|1=Thus:
:$E=mc^2$|author=[[Albert Einstein]]}}


(quote text contains an equal sign and math syntax)