Friday, April 13, 2007

Quote of the day

"If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism; if you steal from many, it's research" – Wilson Mizner


At 4/13/2007 4:08 PM, Anonymous byron smith said...

Every artist is a cannibal
Every poet is a thief
All kill their inspiration
Then sing about their grief.

-Byron Smith

At 4/13/2007 5:07 PM, Anonymous Dai Corleone said...

Oi, you word robber, isn't that U2's The Fly?

At 4/13/2007 9:42 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

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.

At 4/14/2007 1:33 AM, Anonymous Dai Corleone said...

It so is U2. I downloaded it recently. See this url:

At 4/14/2007 3:07 AM, Anonymous byron smith said...

David, I beg to differ.
Once I've taken it, it's mine.
Possession is nine tenths of the law.

At 4/14/2007 11:09 AM, Anonymous Dai Corleone said...

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?

At 4/16/2007 8:04 AM, Anonymous Prup (aka Jim Benton) said...

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!

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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