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“Het grootste deel van alle menselijke uitingen is plagiaat” – Mark Twain

May 11th, 2012

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Mark Twain

In een brief aan de doofstomme Helen Keller, die verdacht werd van plagiaat op 12 jarige leeftijd, schreef Mark Twain ‘The bulk of all human utterances is plagiarism’. Enkele mooie citaten daaruit;

For substantially all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources, …

It takes a thousand men to invent a telegraph, or a steam engine, or a phonograph, or a telephone or any other important thing—and the last man gets the credit and we forget the others.

Lees de volledige brief op Letters of Note.

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