God does not play roulette
— Albert Einstein
There are cases that I feel like a change in the original quote would make it more rhythm, poetic, or reflect the spirit of the quote better. How should I approach this? Should I:
- just cite the author as if they actually said it?
- go lengthy with an explanation that this is not the original quote, but I feel like my version is better?
- or cite the author of the newer version (which can happen to be me)?