You can even change the data! xD
I beg to differ. My example was false, BUT you can quote someone else, for example, someone political. Or a poetic phrase.
I see what you mean by your example being - False -
The point though is that changing the data of the quote itself can (and usually does) mean that the quote is inaccurate. Granted, you can change some things to be more clear just as long as it reflects the original quote accurately.
For example: "Reading this thread gives me a headache" could be changed to "Psychposse gets headaches when reading this thread" the quote is still accurate with the data change.
Again, my point was about how people sometimes change the data and it is not accurate and then stories get started and people make false judgments on the inaccurate/false information they heard or read.
Your data change was the name; you made up a name. Since the person doesn't exist, you say the quote is false. I don't quite see it as false, but rather, a lie.
A quote is meant to be a direct reflection of something someone said. Someone
, being an actual.. person. People who do not exist cannot be quoted. So why change that data?