The most quoted speech at CPAC this year was Mitt Romney's, but my vote for the most significant goes to Grover Norquist's.
Purdum quoted Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp as saying he instructs his staff to refer callers to Kathleen Sebelius.
He quoted Telhada as saying that his officers had acted “within the law,” denying the ambush.
But these high-level sources who refused to be quoted or named say his resignation is only a matter of time.
He was quoted as saying Ford is “a very bright guy—I like him a lot.”
On 'Change the shares of a hundred dollars are quoted at 4-to-5.
Wordsworth quoted, "Filling more and more with crystal light," 55.
"Praise from Sir George Manderville is praise indeed," she quoted demurely.
The tales just quoted are examples of the potency of a symbol.
The first section of the new Orders issued in 1821 may be quoted as bearing upon the structure of the hackneys.
late 14c., coten, "to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references," from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare "distinguish by numbers, number chapters," from Latin quotus "which in order? what number (in sequence)?," from quot "how many," from PIE *kwo-ti-, from pronomial root *kwo- (see who).
The sense development is via "to give as a reference, to cite as an authority" (1570s) to "to copy out or repeat exact words" (1670s). Modern spelling with qu- is from early 15c. The business sense of "to state the price of a commodity" (1866) revives the etymological meaning. Related: Quoted; quoting.
"a quotation," 1885, from quote (v.). From c.1600 as "a marginal reference." Quotes for "quotation marks" is from 1869.