Python to Scrape Quotes with Full Source Code For Beginners

This script scrapes quotes from Quotes to Scrape


  • Run pip install -r requirements.txt to install required external modules.


  • beautifulsoup4
  • requests==2.23.0

Run the Script:


Code language: CSS (css)

Source Code:

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup import requests import csv # URL to the website url='' # Getting the html file and parsing with html.parser html=requests.get(url) bs=BeautifulSoup(html.text,'html.parser') # Tries to open the file try: csv_file=open('quote_list.csv','w') fieldnames=['quote','author','tags'] dictwriter=csv.DictWriter(csv_file,fieldnames=fieldnames) # Writes the headers dictwriter.writeheader() #While next button is found in the page the loop runs while True: # Loops through quote in the page for quote in bs.findAll('div',{'class':'quote'}): #Extract the text part of quote, author and tags text=quote.find('span',{'class':'text'}).text author=quote.find('small',{'class':'author'}).text tags=[] for tag in quote.findAll('a',{'class':'tag'}): tags.append(tag.text) #Writes the current quote,author and tags to a csv file dictwriter.writerow({'quote':text,'author':author,'tags':tags}) #Finds the link to next page next=bs.find('li',{'class':'next'}) if not next: break #Gets and parses the html file of next page html=requests.get(url+next.a.attrs['href']) bs=BeautifulSoup(html.text,'html.parser') except: print('Unknown Error!!!') finally: csv_file.close()
Code language: PHP (php)


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