I remember reading someone quoting Aristotle's Poetics in saying 'Poetry (i.e. epic and drama) is what must be true, while history is what might have been true.'
I don't have Aristotle's Poetics with me for reference at this moment, and I just want to know whether it is an authentic Aristotelian quote. If not, can someone please tell me to what school of aesthetics and philosophy of history it belongs to?
Thank you, Wilson