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In this example, a pull quote is centered between two columns. The text has been "pulled" from the bottom of the first column

A pull quote (also known as a lift-out pull quote) is a key phrase, quotation, or excerpt that has been pulled from an article and used as a graphic element, serving to entice readers into the article or to highlight a key topic. It is typically placed in a larger or distinctive typeface and on the same page. The term is principally used in journalism and publishing.[1]

Placement of a pull quote on a page may be defined in a publication's or website's style guide. Such a typographic device may or may not be aligned with a column on the page. Some designers, for example, choose not to align the quote. In that case, the quotation cuts into two or more columns, as in the example shown. Because the pull quote invites the reader to read about the highlighted material, the pull quote should appear before the text it cites and, generally, fairly close to it.[2]

Pull quotes need not be a verbatim copy of the text being quoted; depending on a publication's house style, pull quotes may be abbreviated for space and/or paraphrased for clarity, with or without indication.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ilene Strizver. "Pull-quotes". www.fonts.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2010. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Designing a Magazine Layout". 

External links[edit]

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Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:48:45 -0800

A pull quote in large print at the top of the release reads, "We pledge that no patient needing Daraprim will ever be denied access." It appears that Turing has focused much of its attention on the ruinous implications for out-of-pocket patients ...

A.V. Club Milwaukee

A.V. Club Milwaukee
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:00:00 -0800

“It doesn't matter what I wear, it's what I dream,” goes the The Danish Girl's pull-quote line, but this is one of those cases where a viewer shouldn't believe everything they hear. But what about what they see? Because The Danish Girl is a movie of ...

Noisey (blog)

Noisey (blog)
Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:58:35 -0800

Next you'll find a pull quote from The Yardbirds and an image of Brian Jones in Knee's chronicling of the R&B scene. The dandy / hippy scene is next, which you could say is having quite the style resurgence today. The public's fascination with this era ...

Torch - St. John's University

Torch - St. John's University
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:18:45 -0800

18 version of the Torch, the pull-quote stated an opinion on our Ebola brief story. The pull-quote for 'SJU Stands with Mizzou' was supposed to instead quote Xavier Buck's statement, “For all the people who thought about how exciting it would be to ...

strategy+business (registration) (blog)

strategy+business (registration) (blog)
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:45:00 -0800

Faced with various pictorial clues, the reader's discovery also serves as the enticement into an article in the same way that a compelling pull quote captures a reader's attention. Yet a smart conceptual illustration has the potential to stimulate even ...

The 405

The 405
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:26:38 -0800

... a band but this is a very enjoyable rock song. Back in the glory days when music writers were paid to have opinions it is what would've been called a "melodic kick in the face", so I'll call it a good old fashioned melodic kick in the face. There's ...

Keene State College

Keene State College
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 13:00:42 -0800

A few weeks ago, Keene State alumnus Ed Sterling '84 returned to campus, but he wasn't alone. Sterling, who was born in Elliot Hospital (now KSC's Elliot Hall), grew up in Keene, and now directs the Manchester Central High School marching band, brought ...
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:26:15 -0800

Pull Quote: [H]is ignoring The American's request for comment on his resignation while sending the same text to other media outlets could imply his next political move is something he expects that this paper would oppose, such as running against a ...

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