How do you quote the middle of a sentence?

Use an ellipsis in the middle of a quotation to indicate that you have omitted material from the original sentence, which you might do when it includes a digression not germane to your point. However, take care when omitting material to preserve the original meaning of the sentence.

Do you need to capitalize a quote?

When quoting, the first word of a complete sentence should be capitalized, regardless of its placement within the main sentence. Matthew said, “In that case, I’m going out for a walk!” Neil Young’s admonishment “It’s better to burn out than it is to rust” is not appreciated by everyone.

Can you change capitalization in a quote?

The first letter of the first word in a quotation may be changed to an uppercase or a lowercase letter to fit the context of the sentence in which the quotation appears. Any other changes (e.g., italicizing words for emphasis or omitting words) must be explicitly indicated.