- “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

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