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Steal Quotes and Sayings
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Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland

Related topics: Sympathy Sorrow Grief Death Dying

Those you trust the most can steal the most.
- Lawrence Lief

The ugliest word in the world is revenge.
It spells hate; it spells fear; it spells greed.
For my loss, I must kill; I must steal - must avenge.
It's your fault; you must pay; you must bleed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky

 

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

The best minds are not in government.
If any were, business would steal them away.
- Ronald Reagan

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
- Mario Puzo

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As Peter Bogdanovich would say of Paper Moon:
Ryan's wonderful in it,
and he sat there and watched the kid steal the picture.
- Tatum O'Neal

It's sort of an action flick.
You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds.
- Anthony Anderson

Thou shalt not steal.
I mean defensively.
On offense, indeed thou shall steal and thou must.
- Branch Rickey

A likely source for terrorists seeking to buy or steal
nuclear materials is the former Soviet Union.
- Lee H. Hamilton

They were conspiring to desert us in the night and
steal some of our horses...
we engaged a spy.
- Zebulon Pike

Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.
- Pete Rose

A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more than a thousand men with guns.
- Mario Puzo

There's been a concerted effort to steal Christmas.
- Jerry Falwell

There's a difference between criminals and crooks.
Crooks steal.
Criminals blow some guy's brains out.
I'm a crook.
- Ronald Biggs

I'm not a pacifist.
I was very much for the war against Hitler and I also
supported the intervention in Korea,
but in this war we went in there to steal Vietnam.
- Benjamin Spock

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.
To steal from many is research.
- Anonymous

The only way you can get good, unless you're a genius,
is to copy.
That's the best thing.
Just steal.
- Ritchie Blackmore

Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal,
he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.
- Al Stewart

The costermongers' boys will, I am informed,
cheat their employers, but they do not steal from them.
- Henry Mayhew

If my children were hungry I should think I would steal to feed them.
- Ian Smith

Why would anyone steal a shopping cart? It's like stealing a two-year-old.
- Erma Bombeck

Beware of the man who will not engage in idle conversation;
he is planning to steal your walking stick or water your stock.
- William Emerson

The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law,
which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism.
If you steal from two, it's research.
- John Burke

You couldn't beg, borrow, or steal a job in 1931,
1932...
it was really tough.
- Roy Rogers

No one likes to work for free.
To copy an artist's work and download it free is stealing.
It's hard work writing and recording music,
and it's morally wrong to steal it.
- Gary Wright

When I worked on Altar Boys, they wanted to see us having fun.
The four of us would have fun on set and steal each other's lines,
and mess with the director.
- Kieran Culkin

Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil
as those who steal from the public purse.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Blake is damned good to steal from.
- Henry Fuseli

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts,
choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it,
we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
- Frank Moore Colby

Bad artists copy.
Good artists steal.
- Pablo Picasso

Drugs will get you out of your own way,
but we lived it, and that's dangerous.
It can actually turn around on itself and steal your soul,
and that's what happened.
- Steven Tyler

You know I don't think we need the Republicans to steal family values from us.
- Birch Bayh

The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.
- Jimmy Breslin

Gary Oldman is impossible to steal a movie from.
He's such a great actor, he's off the hook.
I love him.
- Kevin Bacon

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
- T. S. Eliot

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune,
a mark of greatness to steal a crown.
The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
- Friedrich Schiller

That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause -
I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white
kids are going to steal rap.
- Kid Rock

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire;
and where they make a wilderness,
they call it peace.
- Tacitus

All actors almost always try to steal some of their wardrobe.
- Joe Lando

We steal if we touch tomorrow.
It is God's.
- Henry Ward Beecher

If we steal thoughts from the moderns,
it will be cried down as plagiarism;
if from the ancients,
it will be cried up as erudition.
- Charles Caleb Colton

When we went up against teams that were better,
I just hoped that we could steal the victories.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Now, I don't mind making fun of those preachers who steal money from people,
they kind of deserve it.
- Victoria Jackson

So to make those checks better, I used to steal lollipops
and sell them at school -
but I got caught.
- Method Man

A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.
- Don Henley

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car;
but if he has a university education,
he may steal the whole railroad.
- Theodore Roosevelt

And these things are pretty much foundational:
thou shall not kill,
steal, bear false witness.
All these things are embedded into the laws we enjoy in our nation.
- Pat Robertson

I think all comics borrow from each other.
Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn't one of them.
In the end, I couldn't figure out who to steal from,
so I stopped doing it.
- Steve Buscemi

Good writers borrow from other writers.
Great writers steal from them outright.
- Aaron Sorkin

Authors from whom others steal should not complain,
but rejoice.
Where there is no game there are no poachers.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

I'm in the real world, some people try to steal from me,
and I stop them, frequently, take them to court.
I love a good lawsuit.
It's fun.
- Alan Alda

The immature artist imitates.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility
to steal into my affections without my consent.
- Alexander Hamilton

Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising
really sells their product,
but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might
steal a march on them if they stopped.
- David Ogilvy

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich
as well as the poor to sleep under bridges,
to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

No rival will steal away my sure love;
that glory will be my gray hair.
- Sextus Propertius

I steal from every movie ever made.
- Quentin Tarantino

After all, in today's music scene every band seems
to steal from other bands.
- Maynard James Keenan

To steal from a brother or sister is evil.
To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars
of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
- Abbie Hoffman

My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen,
something like that.
Not me, I just wanted to steal people's money!
- John Dillinger

God creates, I do not create.
I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it -
from what I see,
from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
- George Balanchine

The creative works of the entertainment industry belong
to the millions of people who make them and are not
for others to steal or unlawfully distribute.
- Dan Glickman

In fact, the bandits steal the drinks and assistance
provided along the course.
Worse, they cross the finish line and mess up the scoring of legitimate runners.
- Joe Henderson

Like with Berle, he was always trying to steal the scene,
get a little extra.
- Phil Silvers

I've been around where I knew other actors were going to steal the scene,
and I don't compete with them.
- Kevin Costner

About the most originality that any writer can hope
to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
- Josh Billings

It is very wicked for you not to take care of your masters goods,
but how much worse is it to pilfer and steal from them,
whenever you think you shall not be found out.
- Jupiter Hammon


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