Saw this on wikipedia:
In the Point of View
, Kierkegaard wrote: "In the pseudonymous works, there is not a single word which is mine. I have no opinion about these works except as a third person, no knowledge of their meaning, except as a reader, not the remotest private relation to them."
I tried to leave a comment on the NY Times opinion piece Kierkegaard on the Couch
about such things, but the author didn't seem to want to post it. Tsk tsk moderation.
Check out verse 71 of the Tao Te Ching
The words may be different but .... you know the rest.