Last one on dashes — for now. Dashes are used for attribution. Typically, this isn’t the same kind of attribution you’d see in the middle of a sentence when someone is quoted. Those attributions are set off by commas.
Dashes are used with what ChanteSez are independent quotes. Often they are part of an introduction, like at the start of a chapter. Some examples:
- “We like the cars, the cars that go boom!” — Tigra and Bunny of L’Trimm
- If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. — H. Mann
- I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. — Shakespeare