God loves the plagiarist. And so it is written “God created humankind in His image, in the image of God He created them.” God is the original plagiarizer. With a lack of reasonable resources from which to filch – man created in the image of what? The animals? – the creation of man was an act of reflexive plagiarizing; God looted the mirror. When we plagiarize, we are likewise creating in the image and participating in the completion of Creation.
– Jonathan Safran Foer