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“Inspirational” quote at start of chapter

I'm using \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}. How to do this beautiful quote by using \renewenvironment{quote} or having my own \newenvironment{myQuote}?


  • Welcome to TeX.sx! A tip: You can use backticks ` to mark your inline code as I did in my edit. – Joseph Wright Aug 5 '12 at 10:09
  • No it's not duplicate because this is using article – guest453453 Aug 5 '12 at 10:17
  • It's very close, but I'll try to come up with a solution. – lockstep Aug 5 '12 at 10:20
  • Since this question has been closed as a duplicate, I propose to merge it into the duplicate would, in order to have all the answers in one place, and flagged it accordingly. – doncherry Nov 14 '16 at 21:58

I took Gonzalo Medina's second solution in his answer to "Inspirational" quote at start of chapter and changed the following:

  • Instead of using the memoir class, the epigraph package (from memoirs author) is loaded;

  • \epigraphfontsize is replaced with \epigraphsize;

  • The etoolbox package is used to patch the internal \@epitext command so that \itshape works.



% \epigraphsize{\small}% Default




\section{Graph Theory}

\epigraph{``Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, ``and go on till you come to the end: then stop."}{--- \textup{Lewis Carroll}, Alice in Wonderland}


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  • Thanks this works so far, but how to do it 100% width, like \begin{quote}...\end{quote} would do it? (I don't need \section btw.) – guest453453 Aug 5 '12 at 10:40
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    @guest453453 I wouldn't redefine the quote environment because it might be needed for block quotes in the text body. BTW, quote uses a width of somehat less than 100%, and in my example you may change the value of the \epigraphwidth length. – lockstep Aug 5 '12 at 10:43
  • ok lockstep, but how can I do \newenvironment{myQuote} then (or full width like \begin{quote}...\end{quote} would do it if using \epigraph)? – guest453453 Aug 5 '12 at 10:45
  • The epigraph package offers an epigraphs environment where you write individual quotes using \qitem-- have a look at the manual. – lockstep Aug 5 '12 at 10:54
  • I got it working by doing \setlength\epigraphwidth{16cm}, thanks all. – guest453453 Aug 5 '12 at 10:59

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