"The immature artist imitates. The mature artist steals."
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"Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal."
"What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before."
"They lard their lean books with the fat of others work."
"Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from."
"Plagiarists at least have the quality of preservation."
"Perish those who said our good things before we did."
"He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him."
"Nothing is new except arrangement."
"Genius Borrows nobly."
"When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it."
"There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him."
"What is originality? Undetected plagiarism."
"I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow."
"Stealing things is a glorious occupation, particularly in the art world."
"If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research."
"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research."
"Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism."
"Nothing is said which has not been said before."
"So much of what I am I got from you. I had no idea how much of it was secondhand."
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