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The Free-Appropriation Writer
by possibly noteworthy at 7:11 am EST, Mar 1, 2010

Randy Kennedy:

A child of a media-saturated generation, she presented herself as a writer whose birthright is the remix, the use of anything at hand she feels suits her purposes, an idea of communal creativity that certainly wasn't shared by those from whom she borrowed.

Helene Hegemann:

There's no such thing as originality anyway, just authenticity.

Jim Jarmusch:

Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.

John McWhorter:

In many Amazonian languages, when you say something you have to specify, with a suffix, where you got the information.

Louis Menand:

Authenticity is a snark -- although someone will always go hunting for it.

An exchange:

A: "You know, we have a lot in common because personally one of my favorite activities is to hunt, too."

P: "Oh, very good. We should go hunting together."

David Lynch:

Ideas are like fish. Originality is just the ideas you caught.

Jonathan Lethem:

Bob Dylan's originality and his appropriations are as one.

The same might be said of all art.

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