"The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference." - Ralph Nader
“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group.” - F.D.R.
Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination.
Devour old films, news films, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows.
Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.
Don't bother concealing your thievery-celebrate it if you feel like it.In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said; "It's not where you take things from - It's where you take them to".