If you said it. Own up to it. When you can’t keep your story straight people start to notice and the trust begins to leave. Even worse. If you don’t like what you said or how you were quoted by the architect don’t threaten to stab someone based on a quote. The estimator didn’t say your name in a vacuum. He didn’t take your name in vain. He used a quote from a previous ASI.
Like I said. Stay calm and own it.