When and how to quote: ten rules Usually in a thesis there are many quotes: quotes from the subject of your diploma and quotes from critical literature on the subject. Consequently, citations come in two varieties: a) texts are cited and then interpreted; b) texts are cited in support of the stated judgment. It is difficult to say whether it is preferable to quote abundantly or sparingly. It depends on the nature of the diploma. A critical analysis of any author naturally assumes that large pieces of his works will be rewritten and then dismantled. In other cases, a quotation is a sign of negligence: 177 V. How to write a text is when a graduate student does not want or cannot summarize a certain amount of data and puts all the work on the shoulders of a diploma reader.