How can I create a block quote enviroment with big quotation marks similar to the Cquote Template of Wikipedia?
Additionally it would be nice to place both quotation marks and quote in a colored box and to have the author closer to the citation.
Here's one solution using
The code has now been updated to allow some flexibility in the formatting of the different components of the quotation, and the environment takes two arguments:
In this code, the font for the quotation marks is set independently of the main document font. This is because depending on the main font you choose, the very large quotation marks will not look good; Linux Libertine has pretty quotes that seem appropriate for the purpose. If you want to use this environment with another main document font, remove/change the
(We just got another question asking for something similar: Quote style like on owni.eu. I wasn't aware of this question when I started to answer that one, but on becoming aware of it decided to post my answer here instead.)
It's also TikZ-based but slightly different to Alan's as the whole thing ends up in a TikZ node. This does mean that it won't work with page-breaking. One could also adapt the quote marks from Alan's version to make them look a bit better.
Here's the result:
And here's the code: