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Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Can't listen them due to draconian Internet rules in my company. But as you said inspiration is a tricky matter. Many people come to the same inspirations without even being aware of each other (many magic / roleplay ideas I had already existed very similar to mine but I discovered them later), other are inspired and so tend to be similar but in the minds of the creators they are completely different.
After all one can make a song thinking about his emotions, which are different from the song that inspired it and be a totally different thing... but a listener may have the same emotional reaction to both songs, notice the similarities (which are often generational, in each generation there are recurring rhythmic and melodical patterns or exploits) and think of plagiarism.
Totally agree. I can't believe there's no statute of limitations on this type of thing. Christ, Dennis Hastert could not be charged with abusing children 40 years ago, but some schmuck can sue 40 some years later over arguably the most popular rock song ever recorded? At this point I don't care if it has been ripped off or not.
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