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This template is meant for pull quotes, the visually distinctive repetition of text that is already present on the same page. In most cases, this is not appropriate for use in encyclopedia articles. The Manual of Style guidelines for block quotations recommend formatting block quotations using the {{Quote}} template or the HTML <blockquote> element, for which that template provides a wrapper.

  • Pull quotes work best when used with short sentences, and at the start or end of a section, as a hint of or to help emphasize the section's content.
  • For typical pull quotes, especially those longer than the rest of the paragraph in which they are quoted, {{Pull quote}} provides a borderless quote with decorative quotation marks, and {{Quote frame}} provided a bordered quote. Both span the article width.
  • For very short pull quotes, {{Reduced pull quote}} (with decorative quotation marks) or {{Quote box}} (framed) can be used to set the quote off to either the right or left as in a magazine sidebar. This can be effective on essay pages and WikiProject homepages.

For a visually distinctive block quotation, use the {{Quotation}} template. Generally, do not mix-and-match styles in an article.


For actual pull quotes, this template provides a centered, borderless pull quote, with scalable decorative quotation marks, and optional attribution of the source of the quote. It can be used with or without the names of the parameters.


  • {{Pull quote|text=text of the quotation|author=person quoted|source=source of the quotation}}


Parameter 1, a.k.a. quote
text of the quote; use <p>...</p> around second or subsequent paragraphs.
Note: if the quote text contains a = (equal sign), then the template must be called with a named parameter for the content, e.g. {{pull quote|quote=quote text}} (see Help:Template#Usage hints and workarounds § Notes).
Name of the person that wrote or spoke the text being quoted. Can include wiki syntax.
Source of the quote (publication title, speech, etc.). Can include wiki syntax.
The color of the background.
Defaults to center, but can also be right or left
When set to "yes", the quote expands to the entire width of the page. Useful for long quotes, but may clash with other floating objects, such as infoboxes.
color of quotemarks (only for use in WP:Signpost, and personal pages; do not use in articles, guidelines, etc.)

Simple example

{{pull quote|quote text}}

Sourced example

{{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

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

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

{{pull quote|1=Thus:
{{in5}}<math>E=mc^2</math>|author=[[Albert Einstein]]}}

(quote text contains an equal sign and math syntax)