Steve Jobs has quoted the above quote but again it might have been Picasso who has originally quoted it.
Yeah great artists steal and make it unique.
That uniqueness may be in modification, improvisation, combination and/ or just marketing it rightly.
"Austin Kleon's Steal like an artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative" gives you general ideas on how and what to steal. Being a book on stealing, I am pretty sure most of the stuff are stolen. But what makes it a great book is the way it is presented. *
Shun digital and use digits
Using hands and real movements to be creative.
Well, I had heard it somewhere.
May be Mastery by Robert Greene.
Real creativity isn't immediately recognized
If you are creative, initially people think you are mad.
The importance of your creative work will be only realised later.
May be sometimes it takes a lifetime.
Just get into the flow and be creative; sooner or later it will be recognised.
The philosophical point of the long latent period of creativity recognition seems to be from Osho's Creativity: unleashing the forces within.
I am not suggesting that above two are stolen from that book. But they could be stolen from a book that has stolen from this book.
But never mind "Austin Kleon's Steal like an artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative" book is a must read as he has stolen only the gems.
A must my read: why ?
A small book: an entire lunch break can be sufficient for a fast reader.
Big takeaways: practical lessons like maintaining a scratch pad for jotting the ideas.