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, Blogger byron 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, Blogger David Sky said...

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

At 4/13/2007 9:42 PM, Blogger 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, Blogger David Sky said...

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

At 4/14/2007 3:07 AM, Blogger byron 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, Blogger David Sky 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, Blogger 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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