Check out example codes for "blockquote quotation marks css". It will help you in understanding the concepts better.

Code Example 1

blockquote {
    font-family: Georgia, serif;
    position: relative;
    margin: 0.5em;
    padding: 0.5em 2em 0.5em 3em;
}
/* Thanks: http://callmenick.com/post/styling-blockquotes-with-css-pseudo-classes */
blockquote:before {
    font-family: Georgia, serif;
    position: absolute;
    font-size: 6em;
    line-height: 1;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    content: "\201C";
}
blockquote:after {
    font-family: Georgia, serif;
    position: absolute;
   /* display: block; don't use this, it raised the quote too high from the bottom - defeated line-height? */
    float:right;
    font-size:6em;
    line-height: 1;
    right:0;
    bottom:-0.5em;
    content: "\201D";
}
blockquote footer {
    padding: 0 2em 0 0;
    text-align:right;
}
blockquote cite:before {
    content: "\2013";
}

Code Example 2

blockquote {
    font-family: Georgia, serif;
    font-size: 18px;
    font-style: italic;
    width: 500px;
    margin: 0.25em 0;
    padding: 0.35em 40px;
    line-height: 1.45;
    position: relative;
    color: #383838;
}

blockquote:before {
    display: block;
    padding-left: 10px;
    content: "\201C";
    font-size: 80px;
    position: absolute;
    left: -20px;
    top: -20px;
    color: #7a7a7a;
}

blockquote cite {
    color: #999999;
    font-size: 14px;
    display: block;
    margin-top: 5px;
}

blockquote cite:before {
    content: "\2014 \2009";
}

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