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Readers Respond: Should architects edit famous quotes?

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From the article: Words on Monuments
Inscribing words on a building or monument can complicate the design process -- especially if the text is long. Do architects and artists have the right to change the wording of famous quotes to fit the design? Or, should they change the design to fit the words? Why?

Editing should not be misleading

M. Angelou is right. There is a misquote which makes MLK come off as arrogant. Additional engraving should be added above the current inscription to indicate that IF we are to say he is a drum major then say he is a drum major for... It can be edited more! and should be.
—Guest caroline

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