Intellectual Property Law
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hello. individual quotes are not protected by copyright law so you can use them, but a compilation/collection of quote would be protected by copyright, so for example you could not go and copy someone else's book of quotes (or pages from it). Also the quote must be a short quote, not a larger amount of text taken from a book or something. Everything before 1923 is public domain but after that it depends and most works published after 1923 are still under copyright protection. The following chart explains it..
sure. copyright law does not depend on living vs. dead, so the answer is the same.