It completely depends on the article but I would say for the most part no. It is however excellent to state your point of view and then back it up with a quote that might help prove it. But try and use it once you get a little more into your article instead of right away.
I honestly think it depends on the quote and the situation. If you're writing an article, then I've read a few which began with a quote that really got my attention. The quote seemed to encapsulate the whole article that followed. For a speech, I think it can work the same way - and sometimes be more effective. I think a good speaker can deliver a quote in a way that makes it come alive. After all, many famous quotes were spoken aloud in the first place!
A good quote is an attention gainer. Keep your quote positive and simple and it will stay in everyone's mind.
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by Melanie Palen 7 years ago
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