Do we actually steal the great ideas of others? The author of Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon, says that we do indeed steal the ideas of others, but that there is a genuine process involved when doing so.
Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only the things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (your theft) will be authentic.