to quote / i wouldn't have said it better

To refer to someone else in one’s own text is to recognize the authority or intellectual pertinence of another, whose ideas and concepts are introduced to serve the purposes of illustrating, arguing, and/or reinforcing a set of ideas that is either built upon—or a continuation of—the reference and possibly to reassert its validity within a potentially different context. In doing so, however, a writer or director might miss the mark by misusing and/or misinterpreting the allusion.

in Messier, V. P. - Baudrillard in The Matrix: the Hyperreal, Hollywood, and a Case for Misused References


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