Sometimes when we use a long quote, we want the paragraph for the quote to indent from both the left side and the right side. What is the "correct" way to do this?

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Standard LaTeX provides the quote (no inner indentation, intended for short quotations) and quotation (inner indentation, intended for longer quotations) environments:





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    How do I change the indentation for the quote?
    – ifly6
    Aug 7, 2020 at 17:04

This is what I'm using, with the memoir document class.

  \noindent     % No indent of first character.
  \topsep=0pt   % No additional separator before.
  \parskip=0pt  % No paragraph separator.

  \interlinepenalty=10000  % Prevent a page break to occur in a quote block.
  \itshape  % Make quotations in italic.
    \leftmargin 1em   % this is the adjusting screw
    \rightmargin 1em  % this is the adjusting screw

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