the Cult of Originality 2

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

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

Plagiarists are always suspicious
     of being stolen from.
Samuel Taylor

I have a theory that the only original
    things we ever do are mistakes.
Billy Joel

The difference between a bad artist
and a good one is: the bad artist
seems to copy a great deal;
the good one really does.
William Blake

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal.
Pablo Picasso

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