The <blockquote> Tag in HTML 5

The <blockquote> tag creates a block container similar to a paragraph except that by default the content is indented and italicized to indicate that it is a quotation. It is one of the block tags used to group content in HTML. It is also one of the sectioning root tags, which means that the sections and headings inside the blockquote element are not included in the outline of any higher level sections.


The style of the text below should make it obvious that it is a quotation.

In my stars I am above thee; but be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em. William Shakespeare Twelfth Night Act II Scene 5

This is an actual working example of the <blockquote> tag example code below.

cite attribute vs. cite element

The value of the cite attribute is a URL or other URI reference and is not displayed in most browsers. The <cite> tag can be used to cite the title of the source of the quotation.