At some point in all of our scholarly careers, we've "taken" a little something from here and there and have passed it off as our own. Yes, it's wrong, but some also see a little bit of "borrowing" as flattery. What do you think?
I am happy to hear that Beyonce Knowles has settled her case against a woman who was suing her for plagiarism. Beyonce's way too creative to need to steal her material.
You can't pass off someone else's ideas as your own. Give them credit and then continue your point in a personal way.