I am using part of a quote for a book title. Do I need to put quotation marks around the book title and if so, do I need to include anything else to show that only part of the quotation is being used in the book title.

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    It would be more helpful if you could include one or more examples of where you think speech/quotation marks are placed. – Mari-Lou A Jul 28 '13 at 19:54

No, you do not need to add punctuation. There are numerous book titles that utilize parts of quotations without either quotation marks or ellipses. Consider the following:

The Sound and the Fury

For Whom the Bell Tolls

The Rains Came

Here is a list of dozens of books whose titles are based on biblical quotes. There are undoubtedly many, perhaps hundreds, more.

This site suggests that there are thousands of literary titles based on Shakespearean quotes.

In virtually all of these examples, quotation marks and ellipses are not used.

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Here is a link to one editor/publisher who felt it necessary to use both quotation marks and an ellipsis in a book title: Surely You're joking Mr. Feynman....

The title quote was stated during Feynman's introduction tea at Princeton after his absent-minded response of "Both please." to the question "Cream or Lemon in your tea Mr. Feynman?"

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