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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:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[4]
\begin{quote}
\lipsum[4]
\end{quote}
\lipsum[4]
\begin{quotation}
\lipsum[2]\lipsum[4]
\end{quotation}

\end{document}

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    How do I change the indentation for the quote?
    – ifly6
    Aug 7, 2020 at 17:04
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This is what I'm using, with the memoir document class.

\renewenvironment{quote}{
  \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.
  \leftskip=0pt 
  \rightskip=0pt 
  \parfillskip=0pt 
  \RaggedRight
  \itshape  % Make quotations in italic.
  \list{}{
    \leftmargin 1em   % this is the adjusting screw
    \rightmargin 1em  % this is the adjusting screw
  }
  \item
  \relax
  }
  {\endlist}

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