1. A sentence or phrase from a book, film, poem, song, or play. English = quote, quotation.
2. Punctuation marks that are used to show where something someone has said or a quotation begins and ends. English = quotation marks, inverted commas.
3. The thing, person, or idea that is being discussed or written about. English = topic.
4. An important subject for discussion and debate. English = issue.