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Can you start and/or end an essay with a quote as long as it makes sense?

I was marked down on my essay because my teacher said you can't end with a quote although I introduced it.

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3 Responses so far.

  1. RSRE-PR says:

    defiantly start. its a clever way to start a conversation, or write a essay

  2. esotropia says:

    Start, but not end.

  3. portied says:

    You are not supposed to introduce new material in your conclusion, so you should not end with a quote