Instead, think about what you've read, express it your own way, and give credit to the original author either within the paraphrase or afterward with an in-text citation. (This example uses the APA citation method.)
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker
Alice Walker (1991) feels that people most often lose the power that they have by believing they never had any power to begin with (p. 112).
People often lose the power they have by believing they never had any power to begin with (Walker, 1991, p. 112).