I think that we should invent a quotation notation for paraphrases. "When you use quotation marks like these," it signals a verbatim retelling. So if you just want to paraphrase someone, you could use a different punctuation mark. Something that has open / close asymmetry would have an advantage. Here are my top candidates. What's the consensus?
\Going to bed and waking up early is good for you./ -- Benjamin Franklin
<I wonder if I should kill myself?> -- Hamlet
/This country was founded on some high-minded principles 87 years ago\ -- Abraham Lincoln
~Lights! Camera! Action!~ -- God (This punctuation mark is symmetric but just looks cool).