Use a block quote. Any time a quote in your paper runs four lines or more, you must use block quote formatting to include it. If your teacher will allow it, you can also use block quotes to quote lists. Block quotes must have an indentation of at least 10 spaces from the left-hand margin and must have a deeper indentation than normal paragraph indents. If your paragraphs start with a 10-space indentation, you should use an additional tab-indent before starting a block quote. Block quotes are not enclosed in quotation marks and you must use a colon at the end of the signaling phrase just before the quote begins.