A quotation that comprises one or more complete sentences should be introduced by a colon (not a comma) and begin with a capital letter. Place the final punctuation inside the quotation marks when it coincides with the end of the sentence.
An alternative is to use a journalistic-style quote, which breaks the quoted material with the identity of the speaker.
Use double quotation marks to start and end a quoted section; use single quotation marks for quoted words or phrases within that section.
If a quotation forms an essential grammatical part of a sentence, begin it with a lowercase letter and place the final punctuation is outside the ending quotation mark.
Direct quotations should reproduce the original text exactly; carefully check the text for accuracy.
Only the following changes are permitted: