On The Importance of Thievery

I had a whole post ready to go on the importance of creative thievery, but this poster of a Jim Jarmusch quote seen on Holiday Matinee sums it up better than I would:

Give attribution where attribution is due, but remember that no idea is completely original, and inspiration is just another word for thievery. (Obviously I’m using ‘thievery’ loosely here—I don’t think people should straight-up claim someone else’s ideas or works as their own, but we should recognize that translation is itself a creative act.)



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