There are at least four ways to integrate quotations.

I like less the story that a frog if put in cold water willnot bestir itself if that water is heated up slowly and gradually and will inthe end let itself be boiled alive, too comfortable with continuity to realizethat continuous change at some point may become intolerable and demand a changein behavior.

Blending Quotations by Colin Welch

Example: Thoreau ends his essay with a metaphor:

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We must avoid here two complementary errors: on the one handthat the world has a unique, intrinsic, pre-existing structure awaiting ourgrasp; and on the other hand that the world is in utter chaos. The first erroris that of the student who marvelled at how the astronomers could find out thetrue names of distant constellations. The second error is that of the LewisCarroll's Walrus who grouped shoes with ships and sealing wax, and cabbageswith kings . . .

Gangs are never goin' to die out. You all goin' to get usjobs?

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was anatheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, Yes, but is it the God ofthe Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?

Example: Thoreau asks, "Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?"

In a chronodimensional skip . . ..

We cannot put off living until we are ready. The mostsalient characteristic of life is its coerciveness; it is always urgent, hereand now, without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point blank.

And malt does more than Milton can

Henry Kissinger may have wished I had presented him as acombination of Charled DeGaulle and Disraeli, but I didn't . . ..out of respectfor DeGaulle and Disraeli. I described him as a cowboy because that is how hedescribes himself. If I were a cowboy I would be offended.

You eat your victuals fast enough;

I would have promised those terrorists a trip to Disneyland ifit would have gotten the hostages released. I thank God they were satisfiedwith the missiles and we didn't have to go to that extreme.

Example: According to Thoreau, "We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us."

-- A memberof the Algonquin Round Table

Lord FINCHLEY tried to mend the Electric Light Himself. Itstruck him dead: And serve him right! It is the business of the wealthy man Togive employment to the artisan.

Comprehend MLA (Modern Language Association) style and know when this should be used.

-- a memberof the Monkey Wrench Gang

Men are proud of [their technological] achievements . . ..But they seem to have observed that this newly won power over space and time,this subjugation of the forces of nature which is the fulfillment of a longingthat goes back thousands of years, has not increased the amount of pleasurablesatisfaction which they may expect from life and has not made them feelhappier.

Example: Although Thoreau "drink[s] at" the stream of Time, he can "detect how shallow it is."

-- A Network23 executive on Max Headroom

No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris. . . [because] no known motor can run atthe requisite speed for four days without stopping.