The New Testament Bible still gives the Gospels "according to" its various writers. We have lost this humble attitude toward language. Whatever we say seems to us to be our own; we do not feel like speaking "according to" thought processes conveyed to us through our verbal heritage. We do not believe anymore that sometimes not we are speaking our language, but our language is speaking through us as if it were a post-hypnotic suggestion implanted into us.
--Theodore Thass-Theinemann, The Subconscious Language