"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 non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."
P.S. I just bought the director's cut of Amadeus, my favorite movie. I have been wanting to see this for such a long time... but since I can watch this movie 3 times in succession without getting bored of it, I'm afraid this will make me even more of a recluse. I may not post too often until the end of February, when this depression is expected to lift a bit.