An interesting quote on writing

from 19th century humorist/philosopher Josh Billings that I’ve been using here as my signature ties right in with a well known quote from Igor Straviinsky: “Genius lies in knowing who to steal from.” I’m not sure where Stravinsky got that.

You’re right. Our task is getting our point across. In order to do that anything is allowed, including stealing, lying and strangling an infant in its cradle.