In life, there will be no shortage of people who will tell you how to live. They’ll have all the answers… what you should do and not do. Don’t argue with them. Say "yes, that’s a brilliant idea". But then do what you want. And whenever you write, strive for originality, but if you have to steal, steal from the best. And if you take good care of your styptic pencil and dry it after every shave, it will last longer than most relationships you’re in.
- Woody Allen in Anything Else