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Many sources say that it was Albert Einstein., but using "secret" instead of "key." I never heard it before you wrote it here! But one source is a university (repace DOT with .) : http://rescomp.stanford.edu/~cheshire/EinsteinQuot...
Thank you for letting me know that. I knew it was something of that nature. It just really makes sense when you think about it. Kind of mean spirited from the right standpoint, but makes sense.
“Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources”
― Albert Einstein
tags: creativity, humor, misattributed
Maybe it is said that Einstein wrote the quote because creativity
Understood. Sometimes when I write I feel I am parroting someone else but cannot recall who.
Some ideas I use but not claim as mine; others I can't trace origin. Sometimes attribution clutters the composition. If it appears to belong in public memory, no attribution like "The Atlantic sank." "Oxygen is harmful".may need a source.
I agree with all these comments. Stealing is wrong. By the way, it happens on Hubpages once in a while. I suggest that we always report these offenses to HP when they occur on this site. If we use someone's ideas, we must (legally) acknowledge them.