Types of quotes
There are lots of different types of quotes. Use the one that best suits what you're trying to achieve in your example.
An in-text quote is a short quote that fits into and completes a sentence you've written. It's great for introducing ‘scare quotes' and short phrases that add interest to your writing.
Below is an in-text quote that tries to show Fawkner's belief in equal voting rights for all men:
[...] Acccording to John Pascoe Fawkner, 'all men have equal political rights,' whether they had once been convicts or not.
An indirect quote is when you paraphrase ideas from a source. They're useful when the main idea is important, but the quote itself is too long or complex. You don't use quotation marks for these.
A direct quote is when you take text directly from a source without changing anything. Direct quotes often sum up exactly the point you're trying to make and need no further explanation.