70 Best Imitation Quotes And Sayings

Imitation is a powerful force, when it is done well. In the world of art and design, you see this in many forms. In music, there is mostly imitation of classical pieces, be it a Bach piece or a Beethoven sonata. In the fashion world, the same goes for designers Read more

Though modern trends in fashion can be traced back to the late 18th century in England's Regency period, particularly in the work of Charles James Fox, for example, most of what we see today has its roots in imitation where designers have been inspired by other people’s work. This is what makes the world of fashion so exciting and inspiring for designers and artists alike. Holiday Cards

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Fake s U C Ks! Toba Beta
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But once an original book has been written-and no more than one or two appear in a century-men of letters imitate it, in other words, they copy it so that hundreds of thousands of books are published on exactly the same theme, with slightly different titles and modified phraseology. This should be able to be achieved by apes, who are essentially imitators, provided, of course, that they are able to make use of language. Pierre Boulle
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Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to." #53 - Winter, January 22, 2004 ] . Jim Jarmusch
Imitation is not inspiration, and inspiration only can give birth...
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Imitation is not inspiration, and inspiration only can give birth to a work of art. The least of man's original emanation is better than the best of borrowed thought. Albert Pinkham Ryder
Do not repeat after me words that you do not...
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Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself. Jiddu Krishnamurti
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And whenever any one informs us that he has found a man who knows all the arts, and all things else that anybody knows, and every single thing with a higher degree of accuracy than any other man —whoever tells us this, I think that we can only imagine him to be a simple creature who is likely to have been deceived by some wizard or actor whom he met, and whom he thought all-knowing, because he himself was unable to analyze the nature of knowledge and ignorance and imitation. Plato
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As a result of his experiments he concluded that imitation was a real evil that had to be broken before real rhetoric teaching could begin. This imitation seemed to be an external compulsion. Little children didn’t have it. It seemed to come later on, possibly as a result of school itself. That sounded right, and the more he thought about it the more right it sounded. Schools teach you to imitate. If you don’t imitate what the teacher wants you get a bad grade. Here, in college, it was more sophisticated, of course; you were supposed to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher you were not imitating, but taking the essence of the instruction and going ahead with it on your own. That got you A’s. Originality on the other hand could get you anything — from A to F. The whole grading system cautioned against it. Robert M. Pirsig
Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to...
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Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself. Suzy Kassem
Imitate the traits of your creator
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Imitate the traits of your creator Sunday Adelaja
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Of course, if one does not fully trust the promise of God's Kingdom, he will have a hard time taking risks and making sacrifices in this life. A gospel centered around the temporal self - fleeting happiness, earthly success, vain prosperity, things such as these - is the primary ambition of the half-hearted Christian; the one who somewhat believes he is subject to an eternal death; the one who just might believe in men before God, who morbidly fears seeming less than anyone else. The man of this school feels deeply that he has but one life to live, that this must be his only chance, and therefore must have it all in his favor - from glory to comfort to riches - and have it right this instant. He is but hinting that he is overcome because he insists always that he must overcome, that his judgment comes now and by the persons around him. The point is, however, in this sense, that by grace the Christian is indeed free, but only for as long as he wants to be free - the practicality of true freedom: that of God which offers not so much freedom to be like the world as it does freedom from the pressures of having to be like the world. For Divine Law is based solely on love and freedom; whereas secular law, pressure and imitation. Criss Jami
Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than...
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Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy. Suzy Kassem
Be yourself because an original is worth more than just...
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Be yourself because an original is worth more than just a copy. Suzy Kassem
Be yourself because an original is always worth more than...
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Be yourself because an original is always worth more than a copy. Suzy Kassem
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A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations. Suzy Kassem
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Be yourself. An original is worth more than a copy. Suzy Kassem
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..if I dont do something on the grand scale, it is that my genius is altogether imitative, and that I have nor recently encountered any very striking models of grandeur. Henry James
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An original is worth more than a copy. Suzy Kassem
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You were born an original work of art. Stay original. Suzy Kassem
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Originals cost more than imitations. Suzy Kassem
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To imitate nature involves the verb to do. To copy is merely to reflect something already there, inertly: Shakespeare's mirror is all that is needed for it. But by imitation we enlarge nature itself, we become nature or we discover in ourselves nature's active part. William Carlos Williams