Plagiarism Quotes

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

When you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research. Wilson Mizner

The only -ism Hollywood believes in is plagiarism. Dorothy Parker

Originality, I fear, is too often only undetected and frequently unconscious plagiarism. Dean Inge

Self-plagiarism is style. Alfred Hitchcock

The human plagiarism which is most difficult to avoid, for individuals…is the plagiarism of ourself. Marcel Proust

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

I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns. Ella Fitzgerald

Originality usually amounts only to plagiarizing something unfamiliar. Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Plagiarism is a sort of psychological annihilation and appropriation of the other. It’s very atavistic, in a way. It’s like eating someone’s brain or their heart to take on their qualities. Tobias Wolff

Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal. Lionel Trilling