„An analogous process I shall call Churchillian Drift…Whereas quotations with an apothegmatic feel are normally ascribed to Shaw, those with a more grandiose or belligerent tone are, as if by osmosis, credited to Churchill. All humorous remarks obviously made by a female originated, of course, with Dorothy Parker. All quotations in translation, on the other hand, should be attributed to Goethe“
with 'I think' obligatory
Brewer's Quotations (London: Cassell, 1994), p. x.
Adaptation of the original: "The Vagueness Is All" http://www.qunl.com/rees0001.html from Volume 2, Number 2, April 1993 issue of The “Quote... Unquote” Newsletter