ARCHIVED: Brian Morton '78, Director of the Graduate Writing Program in Fiction, pens New York Times op-ed on wrongly-cited quotations in pop culture

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

In an op-ed in titled "Falser Words Were Never Spoken," Brian Morton '78, director of the graduate writing program in fiction, takes a look at the increasing instance of wrongly-cited quotations in pop culture—such as "pithy, cheery sayings" on mugs and bumper stickers attributed to Gandhi and Henry David Thoreau, which are really boiled down versions of their actual thoughts.