"If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research" – Wilson Mizner
posted by Chris Tilling @ 2:50 PM
Every artist is a cannibalEvery poet is a thiefAll kill their inspirationThen sing about their grief.-Byron Smith
Oi, you word robber, isn't that U2's The Fly?
Nice, Byron! Very nice!David, no it ain't! Got it from an old file called 'great quotes' left on my old hard drive! Found it today while importing software.
It so is U2. I downloaded it recently. See this url:http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/The-Fly-lyrics-U2/E6053B24C08254AB482568960031239A
David, I beg to differ.Once I've taken it, it's mine.Possession is nine tenths of the law.
OK Byron, What do you think of this then?We're one but we're not the same,We get to carry each other,Carry each other.One love....Good eh?
To quote the eminent authority, Tom Lehrer:"I am never forget the day I first meet the great Lobachevsky.In one word he told me secret of success in mathematics: Plagiarize!Plagiarize,Let no one else's work evade your eyes,Remember why the good Lord made your eyes,So don't shade your eyes,But plagiarize, plagiarize, plagiarize...Only be sure always to call it please, "research".
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I am New Testament Tutor for St Mellitus College and St Paul's Theological Centre, London. Less well known is that I am also the original writer of the now famous song “Beans, beans, good for your heart…”, and inventor of the “you must have fallen out of the stupid/ugly tree” repertoire of insults. I am the main proponent of the Human Faecal Matter for Brains Opening in chess (actually not what I wanted to call my brilliant and original opening Knight manoeuvre 1.Na3, 2.Nc1), and I also claim to have independently discovered the haiku™ poetry form (© Copyright Chris Tilling 2007) without any help from the Japs. My blog, Chrisendom, is primarily occupied with biblical and theological themes – especially those Apostle Paul shaped, but I try as best as I can to squeeze in a decent amount of inappropriate baloney on the way.
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