Quotes and Sayings about Plagiarism



"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
(Related: Thoughts, Plagiarism, Will)

"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
(Related: Idea, Progress, Ideas, Improvement, Meaning, Plagiarism, Right, Words)

"Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism."
- Howard Dietz
(Related: Composers, Plagiarism)

"Mr. Fitzgerald, I believe that is how he spells his name, seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home."
- Zelda Fitzgerald
(Related: Home, Name, Plagiarism)

"Art is either plagiarism or revolution."
- Paul Gauguin
(Related: Art, Revolution, Plagiarism)

"No, generally I think influence is used as a nice word for plagiarism."
- Gilbert Gottfried
(Related: Influence, Plagiarism, Word)

"Self-plagiarism is style."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Self, Style)

"What is originality? Undetected plagiarism."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Originality, Plagiarism)

"Originality is undetected plagiarism."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Originality, Plagiarism)

"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
(Related: Love, Language, Plagiarism, Trying, Writer)

"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
(Related: Internet, Journalism, Plagiarism, states, United, Will)

"If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Plagiarism, Research)

"Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism."
- George A. Moore
(Related: Man, Plagiarism)

"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
(Related: Plagiarism, Writing)