Plagiarism Quotes

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic - -Pablo Picasso Quotes

 

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research - Wilson Mizner Quotes

 

They had their lean books with the fat of others' works - Robert Burton Quotes

 

We can say nothing but what hath been said . . . Our poets steal from Homer . . . . Our storydressers do as much; he that comes last is commonly best - Robert Burton Quotes

 

Who, to patch up his fame--or fill his purse-- Still pilfers wretched plans, and makes them worse; Like gypsies, lest the stolen brat be known, Defacing first, then claiming for his own - Charles Churchill Quotes

 

Because they commonly make use of treasure found in books, as of other treasure belonging to the dead and hidden underground; for they dispose of both with great secrecy, defacing the shape and image of the one as much as of the other - Sir William Davenant Quotes

 

The Plagiarism of orators is the art, or an ingenious and easy mode, which some adroitly employ to change, or disguise, all sorts of speeches or their own composition, or that of other authors, for their pleasure, or their utility; in such a manner that it becomes impossible even for the author himself to recognize his own work, his own genius, and his own style, so skillfully shall the whole be disguised. - Isaac D'Israeli,- Isaac D'Israeli Quotes

 

Perish those who said our good things before we did. -Aelius Donatus Quotes

 

When Shakespeare is charges with debts to his authors, Landor replies, Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life - - Ralph Waldo Emerson,- Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

 

It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature, that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at discretion - Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

 

He that readeth good writers and pickes out their flowres for his own nose, is lyke a foole - Stephen Gosson Quotes

 

When 'Omer smote 'is bloomin' lyre, He'd 'eard men sing by land an' sea; An' what he thought 'e might require, 'E went an' took--the same as me - Rudyard Kipling Quotes

My books need no one to accuse or judge you: the page which is yours stands up against you and says, You are a thief - Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes

 

Why, simpleton, do you mix your verses with mine? What have you to do, foolish man, with writings that convict you of theft? Why do you attempt to associate foxes with lions, and make owls pass for eagles? Though you had one of Ladas's legs, you would not be able, blockhead, to run with the other leg of wood - Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes

 

For such kind of borrowing as this, if it be not bettered by the borrower, among good authors is accounted plagiary - John Milton Quotes

 

Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research - John Milton Quotes

 

I recover my property wherever I find it. -Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere Quotes

 

The bees pillage the flowers here and there but they make honey of them which is all their own; it is no longer thyme or marjolaine: so the pieces borrowed from others he will transform and mix up into a work all his own-Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes

 

Amongst so many borrowed things, am glad if I can steal one, disguising and altering it for some new service - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes

 

He liked those literary cooks Who skim the cream of others' books; And ruin half an author's graces By plucking bon-mots from their places - Hannah More Quotes

 

Take the whole range of imaginative literature, and we are all wholesale borrowers. In every matter that relates to invention, to use, or beauty or form, we are borrowers - Wendell Phillips Quotes

 

Their writings are thoughts stolen from us by anticipation. -Alexis Piron Quotes

 

Next o'er his books his eyes began to roll, In pleasing memory of all he stole; How here he sipp'd, how there he plunder'd snug, And suck'd all o'er like an industrious bug - Alexander Pope Quotes

 

With him most authors steal their works, or buy; Garth did not write his own Dispensary - Alexander Pope Quotes

 

The seed ye sow, another reaps; The wealth ye find, another keeps; The robes ye weave, another wears; The arms ye forge, another bears - Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes

 

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.-Paul Gauguin

 

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

 

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

 

I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it.-Charles Kuralt

 

I think almost every newspaper in the United States has lost circulation due to the Internet. I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism.-Will McDonough

 

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.-Guy Debord

 

If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.-Charles Caleb Colton

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Originality is undetected plagiarism.-William Ralph Inge

 

Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism.-George A. Moore

 

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism.-Dean Inge

 
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