Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent.
Write because you have something in your soul that you want to communicate.
– Amish Tripathi
Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.
– Neil Gaiman