I am but paraphrasing what was said recently by an Oxford professor.
Paraphrasing is telling (speaking) the same thing in other words.
Paraphrasing the poet, “none knew him but to love him, none knew him but to praise.”
“The very best,” Dan declared, paraphrasing the book he had just been reading.
If we may take the liberty of paraphrasing the lines of the immortal bard.