HTML <blockquote> Tag

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<blockquote cite="">Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns.</blockquote>


The <blockquote> element indicates that the enclosed text is an extended quotation.

Version: HTML 2, 3.2, 4, 4.01, 5

Standard Syntax

<blockquote cite="SourceURL">quote </blockquote>

Browser Support



Attribute Value Description
cite URL The value of this attribute should be a URL for the document in which the information cited can be found.

Global Attributes

<blockquote> element also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

<blockquote> element also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

By Default CSS Value(s)

Most of the browsers will display the <blockquote> element with the following by default value(s)

blockquote {
	display: block;
	margin-top: 16px;
	margin-bottom: 16px;
	margin-left: 40px;
	margin-right: 40px;
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