Jonah Lehrer Admits Making Up Bob Dylan Quotes in Imagine

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Jonah Lehrer admits making up Bob Dylan quotes in Imagine: How Creativity Works:

“Three weeks ago, I received an email from journalist Michael Moynihan asking about Bob Dylan quotes in my book ‘Imagine,’ ” said Mr. Lehrer in his statement. “The quotes in question either did not exist, were unintentional misquotations, or represented improper combinations of previously existing quotes. But I told Mr. Moynihan that they were from archival interview footage provided to me by Dylan’s representatives. This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic. When Mr. Moynihan followed up, I continued to lie, and say things I should not have said.”

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