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EDIT: By a comment below, I learned that what I'm asking is: How do I add an epigraph in the beginning of a section?

EDIT: I managed to use the epigraph package. I'm importing it in the LaTeX preable and in my document open a LaTeX red box and write: \epigraph{the quote}{the author}. It looks pretty much fine.

In LyX, I would like to add a famous

``If you can't solve a problem, then there is an easier problem you can solve: find it.''

George Pólya

I'd like the whole thing to be slightly indented, and name "George Pólya" much more indented. Is there a standard way to do that? I tried the "Quotation" and "Quote" envionment, but they seem to slightly indent the whole paragraph, which is not exactly what I want.

(and, by the way, is this a good practice, or is there another way a quote should look like?)

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Are you perhaps trying to write an epigraph? That's a quote (usually a famous one) at the start of a section or chapter, and it usually looks pretty much like what you describe. Depending on the class you are using, there are ready-made environments or packages for such things. – ienissei Oct 18 '12 at 21:33
Yes, it's an epigraph (I've just now learned this word). How do I add one? – user302099 Oct 18 '12 at 21:38
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You can use the epigraph package for this. The line width and other things can be customised according to the documentation.




\epigraph{`If you can't solve a problem, then there is an easier problem you can solve: find it.''}{George Pólya}


Note that if you are using the memoir class, it already includes a similar set of macros for epigraphs (in which case, read the memoir documentation for customisations).

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