It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.

Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.

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Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.

Genius Borrows nobly.

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.

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.

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before.

There is much difference between imitating a man and counterfeiting him.

Mr. Fitzgerald, I believe that is how he spells his name, seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.

Plagiarists are always suspicious of being stolen from.

If you steal from one author, its plagiarism. If you steal from two, its research.

Nothing is new except arrangement.

Stealing things is a glorious occupation, particularly in the art world.

There's a fine line between participation and mockery.

They lard their lean books with the fat of others work.

I don't think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.

The human plagiarism which is most difficult to avoid, for individuals.

.. is the plagiarism of ourselves.

Nothing is said which has not been said before.

The immature artist imitates. The mature artist steals.

Composers shouldn't think too much -- it interferes with their plagiarism.

He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.

When a thing has been said and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.

So much of what I am I got from you. I had no idea how much of it was secondhand.

If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research.

Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.

Originality is undetected plagiarism.

No, generally I think influence is used as a nice word for plagiarism.

Where do architects and designers get their ideas? The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?

After some time passed in studying - and even imitating - the works of others, I would recommend the student to endeavour to be original, and to remember that originality should not be undiscovered plagiarism.

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.

And for the citation of so many authors, 'tis the easiest thing in nature.

Find out one of these books with an alphabetical index, and without any farther ceremony, remove it verbatim into your own... there are fools enough to be thus drawn into an opinion of the work; at least, such a flourishing train of attendants will give your book a fashionable air, and recommend it for sale.

Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.

Perish those who said our good things before we did.

They castrate the books of other men in order that with the fat of their works they may lard their own lean volumes.

Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism.

Most writers steal a good thing when they can, and when 'Tis safely got 'Tis worth the winning. The worst of 't is we now and then detect em, they ever dream that we suspect em.

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism. If you steal from two, it's research.

Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I've ever faced since I started writing.

When you steal from one author, it's plagiarism. When you steal from many, it's research.

Plagiarism is always the biggest thing in Hollywood.