02 January 2016

What to do with the art you steal

"When you look at the world this way, there's no longer good art or bad art, there's just art worth stealing and art that isn't. And everything in the world is up for grabs - if you don't find anything worth stealing today, you might find it worth stealing tomorrow, or the month after that, or years later." Austin Kleon in a TED talk (here).

"Bad poets take what they steal and deface it, but the good poets turn it into something better or at least something different" said TS Eliot.

"Imitation is not flattery - it's transformation that is flattery, taking the things you've stolen and turning it into your own thing." (Kleon again.)

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