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Very often, I find the need to use different quote styles in my answers. Typically, I want to be able to quote the question but also external documents.

For example, in this answer, I would have liked to be able to format the first 2 quotes (quoting the OP) differently from the last one (quoting official documentation).

Is that possible?

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Nope, there is only the bog standard quote.

I prefix my quotes with some context. For example, you said:

I would have liked to be able to format the first 2 quotes

and then I can explain some more and quote again:

Very often, I find the need to use different quote styles in my answers.

I don't agree, myself. Quotes never stand on their own; they need context. Giving them different styles would not help provide that context.

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"Giving them different styles would not help provide that context." Here I'm quoting you without formatting and it works too. It's just less readable... – assylias Jan 5 '13 at 13:08
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@assylias Shading one of those quotes in a different color may indicate that they are somehow different, but how useful is that? The surrounding text will provide that context whether the quotes are the same color or different. I despise HTML e-mail but people want to use it for the same reasons - using color to provide emphasis or different meaning when actual words are much better at doing that. – Aaron Bertrand Jan 5 '13 at 19:35

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