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As for piracy, I love to be pirated. It is the greatest compliment an author can have. The wholesale piracy of Democracy was the single real triumph of my life. Anyone may steal what he likes from me. (Henry Brooks Adams)

plagiarize, v. To take the thought or style of another writer whom one has never, never read. (Ambrose Bierce)

plagiarism, n. A literary coincidence compounded of a discreditable priority and an honorable subsequence. (Ambrose Bierce)

I'm the most sampled and stolen. What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine, too... I got a song about that... But I'm never gonna release it. Don't want a war with the rappers. If it wasn't good, they wouldn't steal it. (James Brown)

All artists are protected by copyright... and we should be the first to respect copyright. (Bill Cannon)

If you're going to lick the icing off somebody else's cake you won't be nourished and it won't do you any good, - or you might find the cake had caraway seeds, and you hate them. (Emily Carr)

Let us not forget that the greatest composers were also the greatest thieves. They stole from everyone and everywhere. (Pablo Casals)

If I plagiarize, it's only because I like someone else's idea better than mine and I want credit for it. (Anna Chin-Williams)

Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Plagiarists, at least, have the merit of preservation. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. (Isidore Ducasse)

Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

-b.AD 23 d.AD 79, Gaius Plinius Secundus...
In comparing various authors with one another, I have discovered that some of the gravest and latest writers have transcribed, word for word, from former works, without making acknowledgment. (Pliny the Elder)

All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion. (Timothy Ferriss)

In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented. (Northrop Frye)

If I did what has already been done, I would be a plagiarist and would consider myself unworthy; so I do something different and people call me a scoundrel. I'd rather be a scoundrel than a plagiarist! (Paul Gauguin)

Do something others will have the desire to plagiarize but will find difficult to do. (Robert Genn)

I see my work plagiarized in gardening programmes and decorating programmes and car adverts, and I suppose I have to accept that's just the way art gets assimilated into culture. (Andy Goldsworthy)

If you plagiarize others' techniques, you steel their emotions and tell your spectators a lie with your work. Works as such equal zero. (Wu Guan-Zhong)

Gathering your own reference materials, sketches and using your own imagination is going to help you grow as an artist far more than stealing someone else's work. (Bonnie Hamlin)

Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination... Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. (Jim Jarmusch)

They copied all they could follow, but they couldn't copy my mind, so I left them sweating and stealing a year and a half behind. (Rudyard Kipling)

Ideas cannot be copyrighted; images can. (Mary Klotz)

Plagiarize, plagiarize, / Let no man's work evade your eyes, / Remember why the good Lord made your eyes, / Don't shade your eyes, / But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize. / Only be sure to call it research. (Tom Lehrer)

A real writer learns from earlier writers the way a boy learns from an apple orchard - by stealing what he has a taste for and can carry off. (Archibald MacLeish)

Fellow writers, editors and teachers, please continue to preach the word: plagiarism is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong! (Jackson Mahaney)

Anticipatory plagiarism occurs when someone steals your original idea and publishes it a hundred years before you were born. (Robert Merton)

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research. (Wilson Mizner)

Clever people can copy the handwriting of an artist – it's like forging a person's signature. (Henry Moore)

I don't agree with the copyright laws and I don't have a problem with people downloading the movie and sharing it with people... as long as they're not doing it to make a profit off my labor - You share things with people and I think information, and art, and ideas should be shared. (Michael Moore)

Steal from everyone and copy no one. (Charles Movalli)

Some people try to paint in my style. Some simply sell pirated copies of my work. Some claim to be my publisher or agent or even my exclusive representative, when they are not. (LeRoy Neiman)

Dickens is one of those authors who is well worth stealing. (George Orwell)

Good artists borrow. Great artists steal. (Pablo Picasso)

It should be obvious why it's easier to copy someone else's painting, rather than work on site or even from a photograph. All the selection, rejection and design have already been done for you. (Ron Ranson)

We all, as artists, appropriate images, consciously or not, from the world around us – including the work of other artists. Shall we be sued by God for painting a river or mountain? (Mary Shaw)

-in response to criticism...
I did not steal other people's work! I may have appropriated some styles, but I did not steal. My work is full... of homages to everyone in my medium - not theft! (Nick Simmons)

Of all my verse, like not a single line; / But like my title, for it is not mine. / That title from a better man I stole; / Ah, how much better, had I stol'n the whole! (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Too much appropriation, and you have visual art plagiarism. (Chris Tyrell)

Plagiarism brings on bad karma and may lead to reincarnation as a bad piece of art or, worse, a bad politician. (Jacques Vesery)

It's a shallow victory to bask in another's battle. (Dorenda Crager Watson)

Of course, your ideas can be stolen... I used to think it was immoral; now I think of it as a compliment... Ultimately, an idea isn't yours; it's only your take on something. (Peter Wolf)

You can steal a man's bolts, but you can't steal his thunder. (Ed Zerne)


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