"Please no one post "wikiquote". Our teacher said no wikipedia related websites may be used."
I strongly recommend that you question that statement. Your teacher is completely wrong in the case of Wikiquote: tell him/her that Wikiquote is a site recommended by the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, one of the most respectable quotation dictionaries in existence (see http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/qyd/sites.asp ).
Unlike all the other sites such as brainyquote, thinkexist, etc, Wikiquote requires stringent source citation to be provided: exact details of where a quote originated. "No unsourced quotations" is actually in the process of being upgraded to a policy. For instance, if you look at its Stalin page ( http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin ) and the associated discussion, you'll see that it distinguishes between reliably sourced and misattributed quotes, and that completely unsourced ones are removed for discussion.
OK, don't cite Wikiquote directly if your teacher says not to - but by all means use it to find citations, and then cite those citations. Quite often they lead to book sources such as titles on Google Books. I highly recommend Wikiquote: it's probably the only reliable free quotation website anywhere
What is the Stalin quote you have in mind? if you can't find a citation anywhere that looks reliable, there's always the possibility that it's a misattribution, and that needs checking out as a possibility.
PS An example: "Death solves all problems - no man, no problem.” Thinkexist.com says it's by Stalin. http://en.thinkexist.com/quotation/death_solves_all_problems-no_man-no_problem/210458.html Wrong. Wikiquote has the reality: that it was made up for a 1987 novel by the writer Anatoly Rybakov. http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin#Misattributed
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· 10 years ago