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Thoughts Stolen by Mirz123 Thoughts Stolen by Mirz123
"There are no original ideas."

This is a stamp of one of my favorite quotes. It's by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Basically, it means that many (more likely all) of the ideas we have, which we think are so wonderful or great, were done before. And not simply done before, but done centuries ago. Is that a bad thing? No. It just means when you have an idea for that great novel, or that wonderful painting, and you find out it's been done before, don't get discouraged. Just be mindful to give it a spin and make it your own. And don't let the haters get you down when they say "this is just like XYZ" because chances are, so is all of their stuff. :D

Anyhow, I love the simplicity of this piece and my little "ancient" guys.

Stamplate by me. I really need to get another pack together soon--I have so many I haven't released. :nuu:

Font is my new "pixelesque" which I'll be releasing in the next week or so.

:happybounce: You do NOT need a subscription to use this stamp. Due to dA changes, you can now use it in your journal or ID box, even if you are not a pay-member. Simply cut-and-paste the thumbcode into your journal and you'll post the stamp!!

:bulletblue: You can find more of my stamps in this gallery folder ---> [link]

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:iconlorreinegeralde:
lorreinegeralde Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So true. I often see some people who claims that "you can't copy my ideas", without realising that other people often have ideas popped into their minds that seems to be same but with different twist and creativity. =)
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Very much so. :nod:
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:iconlorreinegeralde:
lorreinegeralde Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. :highfive:
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:iconmormonbookworm:
mormonbookworm Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
May I share this on Facebook? I know my friends would love it!
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Of course. :hug:
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:iconmormonbookworm:
mormonbookworm Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconcygnicantus:
Cygnicantus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This guy on the left looks like Homer XD
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
He does. :lol:
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:iconcygnicantus:
Cygnicantus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
YAY :D
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:iconhawkflightofthunder:
HawkflightOfThunder Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
DAMN YOU ANCIENTS!!! :shakefish:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
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:iconcuddlesaurus21:
cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Too true! :giggle:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
:icongigglenodplz:
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:icondragonmaster62835:
Dragonmaster62835 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agree.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:icondragonmaster62835:
Dragonmaster62835 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:
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:iconnightshade-keyblade:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ugh, I know right? Sometimes it's comforting, because when you have an idea that seems so strange and rare and it feels like no one can understand or relate to you, it feels good to know someone felt or thought the same way.

And then there's the whole thing about wanting to claim dibs on an original thought. It's a good thing copyright didn't exist back then (well, even if it did, their words would be in the public domain, but still).
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
LOL! Too true.
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:iconkimeria87:
Kimeria87 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
lol! I love this! Very cute!
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:iconluvluvplz: Thank you
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:iconvisanastasis:
VisAnastasis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hhehhe, why does this sound familiar, I wonder... :D
( great stamp :clap: :love::tighthug:)
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:iconvisanastasis:
VisAnastasis Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icongiantlovehug:
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:iconbsalg93:
Bsalg93 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, I was thinking of something like that for weeks. I'm so glad I saw this stamp.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:iconsilverhammer:
silverhammer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspiration always comes from a lot of different sources, but as long as it's good, it doesn't matter if someone else had the Idea a few hundred years earlier :)
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
True that! :dummy:
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:icondragondoodle:
dragondoodle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*chuckle* True :nod:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:iconmaple-girl:
Maple-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Look up everythingisaremix.info. It changed my attitude towards this subject. I think it's awesome to rehash old ideas. I mean, if vampires weren't rehashed we'd be left with very few choices - Carmilla the lesbian vampire, Vampy the inept, and Bram Stoker's Dracula. And those are rehashes of rehashes.

But I LOVE this stamp! It shows the Frustration of the Creatives in a beautiful and simple (but awesome) way.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Thank you, love. :iconluvluvplz:
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:iconthe-golden-knight:
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Yep, that's the sad truth. Supposedly, every story ever told has already been made sometime long ago.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
True that. I believe it is so.
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:iconthe-ocean-sings:
the-ocean-sings Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't it be you who stole their ideas? They were alive first after all :lol:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Yeah, that's the silliness of the quote. There is no way they could have stolen something that wasn't already thought. LOL
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:iconthe-ocean-sings:
the-ocean-sings Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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:iconkalteeinsamkeit:
KalteEinsamkeit Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your stamps so much~
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
What a nice thing to say. thank you. :iconluvluvplz:
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:iconkalteeinsamkeit:
KalteEinsamkeit Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D'awww! It's fine :hug:
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:iconkarmapunch:
KarmaPunch Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Very true. We all get inspired by others before us.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
That is very true. :nod:
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