# Align Quote to right

I want to align

\begin{quote}
Text
Author (\cite{Source})
\end{quote}

to the right side of the paper. How can I do this?

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What exactly do you want? You want the right margin of the quote environment to be the same as the right margin of the surrounding text? – Seamus Oct 20 '11 at 9:55
look for "epigraph" on ctan. also, this has been addressed a few times in [tug.org/tugboat](tugboat); again, search for "epigraph". (i'm not where i can easily do the search effectively at the moment.) – barbara beeton Oct 20 '11 at 11:00

redefine the quote environment

\renewenvironment{quote}
{\begin{trivlist} \setlength\leftskip{2cm} \setlength\rightskip{0pt}
\item\relax}
{\end{trivlist}}

or define a new Quote environment with the same code

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Staying close to the definition of the quote environment (in the article class file), I'd recommend the following redefinition in order to achieve what (I think) you're looking for:

\makeatletter
\renewenvironment{quote}
{\list{}{
\if@twocolumn
\leftmargin {3em}
\else
\leftmargin {5em}
\fi
\rightmargin 0pt}%
\item\relax}
{\endlist}
\makeatother

Remark: If you're sure you're only going to use this code in a single-column environment, you can simplify the code considerably (note, in particular, that you no longer need the \makeatletter and \makeatother commands):

\newenvironment{quote}
{\list{}{\leftmargin {5em}
\rightmargin{0pt}}%
\item\relax}
{\endlist}

Of course, depending on your preferences, you may prefer to increase or decrease the amount of left-hand indentation; the 5em amount is simply an example (obtained by doubling the amount set in the article.cls file).

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