In this worldwide age of information I think the question is key. How you are going to quote someone and represent their words/ideas speaks a lot of your world view and integrity
Last night a friend told me about how he's been seeing a lot of posts on Facebook that have quotes around them, but don't ever say who said the quote.
It was really bugging him because the quotes came from his mentor, who had stepped back from the spotlight, and he felt his mentor should get credit for his wisdom.
No doubt! As a writer and teacher I agree. I tend to give credit even when I paraphrase. After all, if what I said touched you, you may want to dive into the authors' books to skyrocket your education and the world is all the better for it!
I quote Mary Morrissey a lot because she meets me where I am right now and gives me just the nudge or kick I need to keep growing (or Leveling Up as I think of it ;))
I'm sure you've noticed that I put Mary or John Maxwell or Darren Hardy or Jim Rohn,etc, in quotes and my own commentary outside the quotes. Then I attribute the post to both of us at the end. To me, I'm writing that inspiration for the day WITH the sparking author and if you want to go to my inspiration, please, take it and run! lol
I guess some people are afraid of losing their following to another if they share so openly, but I figure the more wisdom in your head/body, the better off we, your worldwide teammates, are.
What do you think? In this worldwide age of information I think the question is key. How you are going to quote someone and represent their words/ideas speaks a lot of your world view and integrity… comment below!