David Bowie: The only art I will study is the stuff that I can steal from.
“One time a writer asked the musician David Bowie if he was original he said, “No no no… I am more like a tasteful thief.” And he said that the only art I will study is the stuff that I can steal from.
How does an artist look at the world?
First she asks herself what’s worth stealing, second she moves on to the next thing. That is about all there is to it. If you look at the world this way there is no longer good art or bad art, there is just art worth stealing and art that isn’t and everything in the world is up-for-grabs.