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Wikiquote is a sister project of Wikipedia, using the same MediaWiki software. It is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation. Based on an idea by Daniel Alston and implemented by Brion Vibber, the goal of the project is to produce collaboratively a vast reference of quotations from prominent people, books and proverbs, and to give details about them. Wikiquote

Initially the project was created in English, but in July 2004, more languages were added.


  • November, 2004 - 24 languages
  • March, 2005 - Wikiquote reaches 10,000 pages in total. English edition has close to 3000 pages
  • June, 2005 - 34 languages including one classic (Latin) and one artificial (Esperanto)
  • 4 November, 2005 - The English Wikiquote reaches 5,000 pages

Multilingual cooperation

In July 2004, about 70 subdomains were set up, but most of them have no contributors. The followings are parts of subdomains which had been created in July 2004: all of them were attracted by editors' interest at the time and soon became active.

The number of active Wikiquote projects is growing. On January 2005 26 language projects were active. Here 'active' means the project has at least one legitimate article and one edit within a month. After a half year, 34 language projects are known as active.

As of October 17, 2005, seven projects have more than 1,000 articles. The biggest Wikiquote is the English project with over 5,000 articles, following German, French, Bulgarian, Polish, Italian and Portuguese projects. Around twenty projects, including those seven, have more than 100 articles.


To date, Wikiquote has had four logos. The original logos contained the following quotations:

And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
(Erica Jong, (born 1942) American author and educatorMore quotes from Jong)
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
(Elvis Presley (19351977); American singerMore quotes from Presley)
Original Wikiquote Logo,

used from June 27, 2003 - September 25, 2003
Second Wikiquote Logo, an improved version of the first

Used until September 26, 2003
Third Wikiquote Logo

Used until October 22, 2003
Wikiquote's fourth and current logo


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