Picasso allegedly said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” I believe I understand what he is trying to say in the first part of this quote. I think he is saying, when someone intentionally imitates someone else’s style, it can be quite obvious what they have done, even though it takes a great deal of skill to pull it off.
Jaffa cakes are gross. Seriously what’s with Jaffa cakes? Why do people love them so much? What exactly is the good part of a Jaffa cake? The nasty cheap chocolate? The soggy spongy base that has the nerve to call itself “cake” or the putrid orange goo which I doubt has ever seen anything slightly resembling an orange.
I have to admit that I have the tendency to be a bit of a hoarder. Not the kind that keeps towering piles of old newspapers precariously scattered around the house or jars of urine on every available surface. I have no attachment to useless things like rubbish or human waste but I do confess that my determination of whether an object has value is more to do with whether it has the potential to be valuable in the future.