Lemme put it this way:
CITE and Q are for inside a normal sentence:
A normal quote inside a sentence uses inline elements. Blockquote is for when you have a... well, block quote.
As <cite>General George S. Patton</cite> often said,
<q>Do not tell a man how to do a job. Tell him to get it
done and let him impress you with his ingenuity.</q>
See the difference? Threw a CITE attribute on the blockquote so you can see the difference between the attribute and the tag. As an attribute it's optional -- you can use it on Q or BLOCKQUOTE, and it should be a URL... unlike the CITE tag, which should be text saying who/what you are citing with said quote... AND can be used on it's own when you are repeating information from a source without PRECISELY quoting it.
When I want my men to remember something important, to
really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not
sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea
party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an
army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An
army without profanity couldn't fight it's way out of a
piss-soaked paper bag.
As for the types of comments I make -- Sometimes I just,
By God, get carried away with my own eloquence.
-- <cite>General George S. Patton Jr.</cite>
Citing the source WITHOUT a direct quote. Ideally I'd put a anchor inside the cite on this last one pointing to the original article.
As reported in the <cite>Nashua Telegraph</cite> a 47 year old
Manchester man was arrested public indecency for hiding in the
Cess-pit underneath public outhouses at various state parks.