It is so, thief. If you fail to attribute pilfered words from someone else, you are a thief.<quoted text>
Not so....Requirements need to be met to be so guilty....Per your post. A requirement to be guilty is:"pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own". Never did...not guilty..
Copyright office of the US
The distinction between what is fair use and what is infringement in a particular case will not always be clear or easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.
You ain't got permission
And I do have permission for fair use under the US copyright law.
Repeating you dishonesty does not change that.