how to spot a zombie quote
March 14, 2013 9 Comments
It’s not a real quote. It is lifeless, a dead abomination mindlessly stumbling across the Web. It is a zombie quote.…
Now, if you’re a brilliant constitutional historian like Tom Woods, you can probably recognize fake quotes from Founding Fathers a mile off. But what if you’re just ordinary writer, or what if you’re an editor or a publisher overseeing dozens of writers on dozens of different topics? How can you tell the zombie quotes from the real things?