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Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

Related topics: Values

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

 

I don't want life to imitate art.
I want life to be art.
- Ernst Fischer

But I think the image that's thrown out on television is a bad image.
Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars.
And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation.
- Oscar Robertson

Art does imitate life, it has to come from somewhere.
To put boundaries and limitations on it doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
- Christian Slater

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So it just goes to show you that it was always the Hells Angels first.
They were the originals and all other clubs try and
imitate what the Hells Angels have already done.
- Chuck Zito

And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading,
I began to write, like a clever monkey.
- Russell Banks

It is the nurse that the child first hears,
and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.
- Quintilian

Art may imitate wild nature; less often does it dare
to place itself in the midst of it,
and when it does, it may come out second best.
- John Hart

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
- T. S. Eliot

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female -
whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.
- Simone de Beauvoir

Raymond Carver is good.
I think he'll be appreciated more and more.
He's an easy writer to imitate.
- Leslie Fiedler

I discovered very early that it wasn't quite enough
for me to imitate people.
- Cecil Taylor

I'm one of those guys a lot of people watch,
imitate, and then make it seem like they were the ones who did it first.
- Jermaine Dupri

I wasn't actually trained by my mother,
she said she never taught me but she was a great singer
herself and I can't remember when I didn't listen to
her sing and imitate her.
- Joan Sutherland

I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating.
It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with
good language and trying to imitate it.
- Charles Kuralt

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders,
but they have never failed to imitate them.
- James A. Baldwin

To rest satisfied with existing evils,
as if we could do nothing, is not obedience;
but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles.
- John Nelson Darby

Kings in this world should imitate God,
their mercy should be above their works.
- William Penn

The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
- Stendhal

She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness,
and how is any one to imitate a caprice?
- Stendhal

Washington's entire honesty of mind and his fearless
look into the face of all facts are qualities which
can never go out of fashion and which we should all do well to imitate.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her.
- William Morris Hunt

Well, you might as well imitate your own program because if you don't,
someone else will.
- Allan Sherman

A good composer does not imitate; he steals.
- Igor Stravinsky

Those who do not want to imitate anything,
produce nothing.
- Salvador Dali

The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
- Jean-Claude Killy

We didn't know about the rest of the world.
We just knew the pictures that we saw on TV,
and it was so different that we wanted to try to imitate that,
to a certain extent.
- Bob Livingston

I always admired virtue - but I could never imitate it.
- Charles II

I mean we all played as kids.
You play games, you take on different characters,
you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me.
- Kevin Spacey

We do not imitate, but are a model to others.
- Pericles

Hollywood has an obligation to watch what they put out there.
Kids do imitate what they see - good or bad.
- Morgan Brittany

Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
- George Meredith

It is not so much the example of others we imitate
as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the
echo of ourselves in their words.
- Eric Hoffer

Example has more followers than reason.
We unconsciously imitate what pleases us,
and approximate to the characters we most admire.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Do not think of your faults, still less of other's faults;
look for what is good and strong,
and try to imitate it.
Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves,
when their time comes.
- John Ruskin

Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
- Ani DiFranco

When people are free to do as they please,
they usually imitate each other.
- Eric Hoffer

The great strength of the totalitarian state is that
it forces those who fear it to imitate it.
- Adolf Hitler

Yes and for two reasons: one, I couldn't find anything to imitate at the time,
and secondly because what I heard on the radio didn't
bear any resemblance to what I wanted to hear on the guitar.
- Leo Kottke

The whole commerce between master and slave
is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions,
the most unremitting despotism on the one part,
and degrading submissions on the other.
Our children see this, and learn to imitate it.
- Thomas Jefferson

The way that we imitate each others' riffs is something
that other bands don't do as much.
If we're jamming with a jazz band, or I am jamming with a jazz band,
I have to catch myself, the tendency is always to do that.
- Mike Gordon

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher.
I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them,
and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
- Confucius

It is only in the case of the Priestly Code that opinions differ widely;
for it tries hard to imitate the costume of the Mosaic period,
and, with whatever success, to disguise its own.
- Julius Wellhausen

He's a guy's guy, so it pretty much became like the impressions -
don't imitate Sean Connery's voice,
and things like that.
We were all kind of doing it towards the end of the film,
anyway, and he was cool with it.
- Shane West

A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes
caused by the simple virtues of one man.
His good example has such an influence that the good
men strive to imitate him,
and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam.
I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect,
Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet...
we will be successful.
- Cat Stevens

Just as the slave master required the slaves to imitate
the image he had of them,
so women, who live in a relatively powerless position,
politically and economically, feel obliged by a kind
of implicit force to live up to culture's image of what is female.
- Susan Griffin

I don't want to imitate life in movies;
I want to represent it.
And in that representation, you use the colors you feel,
and sometimes they are fake colors.
But always it's to show one emotion.
- Pedro Almodovar

Man's natural character is to imitate;
that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely
as possible the person whom he loves.
It is only by imitating the vices of others that I
have earned my misfortunes.
- Marquis de Sade

The immature artist imitates.
Mature artists steal.
- Lionel Trilling

One who imitates what is bad always goes beyond his model;
while one who imitates what is good always comes up short of it.
- Francesco Guicciardini

All that I desire to point out is the general principle
that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
- Oscar Wilde

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium.
It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.
- Berenice Abbott

There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates,
but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.
- Judith Butler

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature,
as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be,
as it were, God's grandchild.
- Dante Alighieri

The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them;
he exhausts the possibilities of his characters.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Art imitates life.
Life imitates high school.
- Brad Holland

The parrot's so funny.
He imitates me and I don't even realize he's doing it.
I'm walking around the house talking to myself and
whistling and the next day he's said something I've said...
it's scary you know?
- Mick Ralphs

Television is much better crafted today then in the 70s.
The content is less positive but I'm one of those that
feel our entertainment reflects our world,
it's not a driver - art imitates life.
- Christopher Knight

The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated.
- Johann G. Hamann

I think the voice does that perfectly adequately without
being imitated by other instruments.
- Evan Parker

I was at dinner with Gene Wilder and imitated Ethel Barrymore for everyone.
- Dom DeLuise

No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens,
and they have been well imitated.
- Robert Fortune

The present aristocracy of western culture,
at the moment when it most clearly dominates the world,
is being imitated rapidly and successfully in every eastern country.
- John Desmond Bernal

Good taste is the modesty of the mind;
that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.
- Delphine de Girardin

He imitated me so well that I couldn't stand myself any longer.
- Georges Pompidou

Bond was escapism, but not meant to be imitated in real life.
- Roger Moore

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
- Jimi Hendrix


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