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Good artists copy great artists steal - Picasso



Larry

This is re posted.


Andrew

Hello, and welcome to repost it. In the next few moments we'll be breaking down the posts that we have found to be inspiring, interesting, or otherwise entertaining quotes that catch our eye and we feel are worth a deeper look. Thank you for stopping by. Before we started recording today, I cut off one of my ears in honor of the originator of this quote, Pablo Picasso he says, Good artists copy great artists steal. I really like this idea of not being held up by something already existing to stop you from doing it. I think this everything that's been successful has been grown from something that's already existing. What do you


Larry

hope you're gonna mail me your ear,


Andrew

I am gonna mail it and it's gonna you're gonna be in the middle of a desert and a FedEx trucks gonna be attached to my head.


Larry

I was driving with a buddy once and he happened to be black. And I was playing my sting collection for him and then a Coldplay song came on. He's like a man. All these white guys, they all sound alike. Right? And, and if you think about like, if you're a young musician starting out and you learn Led Zeppelin riffs, probably gonna end up sounding like Led Zeppelin, right? Like you artists are probably viewing art and then somewhat copying them. So therefore, it's just natural that there will be some not theft but parody of the art.


Andrew

Yeah, influence. I mean, it was really popular in the 90s when hip hop started doing sampling and all sorts of songs started coming back or even vanilla is the doom Doom doom. Doom doom. Like everyone thought that Vanilla Ice came up with the sweet hook, but he stole it from I can't remember but that was like from the 80s and 70s.


Larry

No, was it clean? Right?


Andrew

Maybe Maybe it was fact checker can reach out and repost a podcast on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, also, like I looked it up and other stuff. So like Thomas Edison is historically credited with light bulb, but I looked it up and apparently Jean faculte Humphrey debut W star, have all we're all like toying with the idea. So just because something exists doesn't mean the best is gonna win out.


Larry

I was about to say this quote, for me, everything gets copied, right? Like, there was MySpace, and then Facebook did it better, right face, Snapchat was the disappearing stories thing, like that was their whole big thing. 10 years ago, now, everybody has like, anything that happens in the world. And if it's good, someone's gonna copy it.


Andrew

Right? Or Phil Knight taking Nike to be the number one shoe, or guess athletic company in the world, or podcast. I mean, I guess, maybe the show's gonna be us listing things that have already been an idea that were just made better. I think, to me, it's like, don't be held back by thinking something already exists. Like, I can't become a chef, or I can't do whatever, because someone else has already done it. But like, you can do it better.


Larry

Yeah, and, you know, whatever it was that drew you into it, whether it was you know, a band that drew you to make music, you don't have to stick with that formula, you can expand on what something's doing. I think that's what art is always done. It's someone taking maybe a style and then branching out and making it their own restaurant, business, whatever it is, you make it your own, and then it's truly your own. Not a copy anymore.


Andrew

Yeah. And I, we were talking about something completely different before we start before we started recording, but I guess it's also your perspective. And the definition of steel in this instance, is subjective. Like, if you're trying to straight up plagiarize people, it's not gonna work out. But like, steal from this idea. A lot of times in acting a bunch of different acting coaches, I mean, like, watch your favorite actor, and try to recreate their scene and steal thoughts that they might have had to be able to use in your work. Steve Jobs did this with with Apple,


Larry

and you're combining I mean, you're just basically taking what they have and combining with you have another way to look at this too. Sometimes, like you're honoring someone else, by taking bits of what they have, and not necessarily trying to use it for you but honoring the legacy they left.


Andrew

What does this look like for you when you're teaching your kids how to play sports or how to do anything? Do you? does this come into it at all? I mean, sports is the easy one, right? Because they were big Kobe France fans, right? They want to kind of play like Kobe, they see Lionel Messi from Barcelona. They want to play soccer. So sports is the easy one because you can watch it and then you could try to imitate he can't do it. But you kind of see those key moves they have and then they want to do those. Yeah, or even I guess with your writing style. Like you were saying with musicians, the if you're influenced by a certain type a certain author, you're going to maybe trend to be able to come up with Idea is more in line with that.


Larry

Also say probably with comedians, like if you were a black comedian coming up, Eddie Murphy's talked about this, right? They all memorized Richard Pryor albums. They all tried to do that, and then did something else. Like it's inevitable in art. You start somewhere,


Andrew

or I guess, pastors steal from the Bible and talk about. I mean, that's got to be because that's a finite amount of words that you can preach on and people have been preaching on it for thousands of years, like you're going to be stealing from someone before you. You're going to help talk. You are going,


Larry

you are going to go you are going to help a few or pastors steal you, you're going to help. That's it, man.


Andrew

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