Quotations

Q. Hello, I am currently working on the review of a novel. The study I’m working on is a literary one. I employed the author-date system under Chicago style for the referencing. My question is, for quoted text, do I have to begin each quotation from the novel and from other sources in a separate paragraph, as in

Molars help us in digesting food.

Symbolically, “they allow us to process the information that we consider or take in and turn it into our own actions.”

Or could I continue on the same line, like this:

Molars help us in digesting food. Symbolically, “they allow us to process the information that we consider or take in and turn it into our own actions.”

A. There’s no need to start a new paragraph for each sentence that introduces a quotation. You may be thinking of a rule that applies to dialogue, where it’s traditional to start a new paragraph when there’s a change in speaker.