Plagiarism Quotes

- "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 - "Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism." - Howard Dietz - "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 - "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 - "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 - "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 - "If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research." - Wilson Mizner - "Mr. Fitzgerald, I believe that is how he spells his name, seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home." - Zelda Fitzgerald - "No, generally I think influence is used as a nice word for plagiarism." - Gilbert Gottfried - "Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism." - George A. Moore - "What is originality? Undetected plagiarism." - Dean Inge - "When you take stuff from one writer it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research." - Wilson Mizner