How do I specify a quote in org-mode, so that it is rendered nicely in github? In markdown it is rendered like so:

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. - albert enstein

thanks in advance.


When quoting a passage from another document, it is customary to format this as a paragraph that is indented on both the left and the right margin. You can include quotations in Org mode documents like this:

 Everything should be made as simple as possible,
 but not any simpler -- Albert Einstein

This information in available in the org manual

When you convert your file to html then your text will be as shown below

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    You can insert #+BEGIN_QUOTE and #+END_QUOTE lines quickly by typing <q and then pressing TAB. – DoMiNeLa10 Oct 6 '16 at 15:18
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    Is there a way to actually add formatting options to the quote in orgmode? E.g. #+BEGIN_QUOTE -gray_background -blue_margin ...? Just a silly example, but I'd like to get nice formatting like the OP's. – n1k31t4 Jun 27 '18 at 19:02
  • Newer versions of Org-mode do not have <q TAB, but rather C-c C-, q (and its ilk). – Fernando Basso Sep 8 at 23:00

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