Usually when inserting something that someone else says we would like to specially mark it and format it for example in forums you can use the [quote][/quote] bbcode formating or even using the markdown's \>.

In my tex example:



% Uncomment it and uncomment any \lipsum notation as well.
% Afterwards build and see how beautifull result is displayed

\usepackage[backend=bibtex, bibstyle=numeric, citestyle=numeric-comp, sorting=none]{biblatex}

\usepackage[pdfauthor={"Dimitrios Desyllas, Ioannis anagnostou"},
    pdftitle={"Setting up a LoRa IoT communication using LoRaWAN"},
    pdfkeywords={"privacy by design, privacy, howto, technologies, legal requirements"},


\setmainfont{Liberation Serif}
\newfontfamily\greekfont[Script=Greek]{Linux Libertine O}
\newfontfamily\greekfontsf[Script=Greek]{Linux Libertine O}
\setmainfont[Kerning=On,Mapping=tex-text]{Linux Libertine O}


\fancyhead[L]{Univercity Of MOE OTAKUS}
\fancyhead[R]{Legion on Otakus \& Weabos}

\title{Motteke Seifuku}
\date{Univercity of Moe Otakus - 2018}
\author{Dimitrios Desyllas (Nekomimi1233)}



    \chapter{Motteke Seifuku}
        \section{Seifukus Rocks!!!}
        \subsection{Generic information}
          This is a nice list \cite{US7791415B2}
            \item Seifuku are awesome
            \item Watashiwaravuseifuku
            \item whatecer I want

    Also someone special \cite{US7791415B2} said:

    "Seifukus are the quide to the future"
    - Someone Special


        \subsection{Frequencies of seing seifuku}

        \section{Lorem Ipsum}

    \chapter{Implementation of Lorem Ispum}
        \section{Materials Used}
        \section{Projects Implemented}

I would like to be able to mark the section:

"Seifukus are the quide to the future"
- Someone Special

In my text like:

\begin[from=Someone Special]{quote}
Seifukus are the quide to the future

And somehow to apply special formating. How I can make it possible?

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    Maybe the epigraph package is what you're looking for? – Bernard Apr 7 '18 at 14:13
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    There is a quote environment in LaTeX (though it doesn't add the source that way, you could do \end{quote}~\hfill-- Someone Special\par or something like that. – Skillmon Apr 7 '18 at 14:33
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    Probably a good idea to have a look at csquotes as well. – Paul Stanley Apr 7 '18 at 15:41

A very basic version of quote which takes the quoted person as argument. Further customize the environment to get the formatting you want.


    \hbox to \textwidth{\hfill -- \quoteFrom}%

\begin{quoted}{A famous eye ducktor}

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btw, you got a messy preamble. Take care of your preamble or it will eventually turn it's back on you.

From a similar question's answer by Gonzalo Medina, I use the following in my documents:

%% compile with Xe- or LuaLaTeX


% ------------------------------------------------------------------------ FONTS
\setmainfont{Libertinus Serif}

% --------------------------------------------------------------------- LANGUAGE

% ----------------------------------------------------------------------- QUOTES
\def\signed #1{{\leavevmode\unskip\nobreak\hfil\penalty50\hskip2em
        \hbox{}\nobreak\hfil(#1)% <-- edit this to change the looks of the author to e.g. "...\hfil - #1%" to get a similar output as in Skillmon's example (also, the %-sign needs to be there!)
        \parfillskip=0pt \finalhyphendemerits=0 \endgraf}}


% ----------------------------------------------------------------------- LIPSUM


Someone special said a one-liner:

\begin{signquote}{Someone Special}
    Seifukus are the quide to the future.

If there is enough space, the name will not be moved to the next line, which I find appealing.

\begin{signquote}{A famous eye ducktor}

\begin{signquote}{A famous eye ducktor}

Works with haiku, too. If the name it too long, please find a quote from another author with a shorter name.

\begin{signquote}{A famous limerickorice}
    There was a young fisher named fisher, \\
    who fished for a fish in a fissure. \\
    The fish, with a grin, pulled the fisherman in, \\
    now, they're fishing the fissure for fisher.

\begin{signquote}{A man from Japan}
    There was a young man from Japan \\
    Whose limericks never would scan. \\
    When asked why that was, \\
    He replied "It's because \\
    I always try to cram as many words into the last line as I possibly can.

\begin{signquote}{You shouldn't quote people with very long names. They tend to say very long things and don't break nicely.}
     There was a young lady of Riga \\
    Who smiled as she rode on a tiger; \\
    They returned from the ride \\
    With the lady inside, \\
    And the smile on the face of the tiger.


screenshot of compiled document

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