Quotations and Quotes

Here is the input file for defining the quote environment.

     \documentstyle[12pt]{article}
     \begin{document}

     The following quotation should remind you of one of 
     the amusing incidents in {\em Alice Through the Looking 
     Glass.}

     \begin{quote} \small
     The King's argument was, that anything that had a head 
     could be beheaded, and that you weren't to talk nonsense.

     The Queen's argument was, that if something wasn't 
     done about it in less than no time she'd have everybody 
     executed, all round.  (It was this last remark that had made 
     the whole party look so grave and anxious.)
     \end{quote}

     And there you have it.
     \end{document}

Note that \small<.code> doesn't have to have a scope delimiter or an accompanying \normalsize<.code> since environments always create a scope.