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What is the correct way to punctuate a list of spoken quotes? For example:

They had a variety of excuses for missing the meeting, such as:

“We weren’t really sure we were meeting tonight. Were we?”

“Good thing I see you all the time anyway.”

“I know you understand how demanding my job is.”

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As they are not exactly quotations, but shorthand expressions for the types of excuses on offer, I would tend not to put them in quotation marks but in italics:

They had a variety of excuses for missing the meeting, such as: We weren't really sure we were meeting tonight, were we?; Good thing I see you all the time anyway; I know you understand how demanding my job is.

You may wish to add the words along the lines of after such as.

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